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English Lavender 'Munstead'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Also known as


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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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English Lavender 'Munstead' Overview

English Lavender 'Munstead' is a small, bushy, evergreen shrub that has narrow, grey-green leaves and produces bright blue-purple spikes of flowers that are highly scented, in mid and late summer. Loved by bees and humans alike, it is a popular plant with gardeners! A compact cultivar, it is good for creating low hedges around the edges of borders, as well as suitable for many other garden situations - whether the style is formal or informal. It is often seen in Meditteranean planting schemes and can be grown in patio pots. It needs a sheltered position in full sun and well-drained soil, if it is to thrive. Use potash rather than nitrogen as a fertiliser and prune after flowering, to maintain shape (but do not cut right back to the wood). Can also be lightly trimmed in spring is needed. English Lavender 'Munstead' is on the RHS 'Plants for Pollinators' list highlighting plants that produce large amounts of nectar and/or pollen.

Common problems with English Lavender 'Munstead'

Froghoppers found in 'cuckoo spit'.

How to propagate English Lavender 'Munstead'


Semi-ripe cuttings.

Special features of English Lavender 'Munstead'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of English Lavender 'Munstead'

Cutting bed, dried arrangements. Suitable for coastal conditions.