Buy Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' - 9cm pot £3.99
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Hardy - recommended for a sheltered south or west facing position. Protect in severe cold.
Originating from Mediterranean
Compact bushy, evergreen shrub with purple/blue flowers. Despite its common name, ‘English lavender’ is not a native but amongst all lavenders it is most suited to the UK climate and has been cultivated here for at least 500 years. Unlike many other Lavenders that tend to sprawl, it maintains a neat, dwarf habit, reaching only 45cm in height. It is named after Gertrude Jekyll’s garden at Munstead Wood. Jekyll had a profound effect on English gardens is usually associated with ‘cottage’ style gardening, for which Lavender is widely used, but Lavandula Munstead is also essential in a Mediterranean style border or even amongst the spikes of a yucca and agave bed.
Munstead is early to flower, usually in June, when it forms masses of lavender blue spikes. Its powerful aroma is evocative of the Mediterranean – plant by the edge of a path and its scent will transport you to favourite holiday destinations every time you brush by.
Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Prune in spring to maintain shape.
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