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Lavender, Munstead

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Grey foliage and lavender-blue flowers.

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(English Lavender) Lavender, most known for it's relaxing scent, can be used in baking, in home-made butter and soaps, for herb sachets, and many more home-made goodies. The silvery-grey leaves and brilliantly subtle flowers also emanate tranquility into the sitting garden.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

90-200 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.

Perennial

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

12-18 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

12-18 inches

Additional Uses Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.

Container Plant, Easy Care, Eco-Friendly, Fragrant, Low Maintenance

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    Lavender
    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
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    First Date: May-02 - Last Date: May-30
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Lavender may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, or planted as a potted plant.

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow lavender seeds indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost in spring using a seed starting kit.
  • Sow seeds ¼ inches deep in seed-starting formula in a south facing window or under grow lights until seedlings emerge.
  • Keep the soil moist at 70-80 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 14-28 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Planting in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full sun with rich, well drained, moist organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development.
  • Set the plants 12 inches apart.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. 
  • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For herbs, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
  • Keep plants well-watered during the growing season, especially during dry spells. Plants need about 1 inch of rain per week during the growing season. Use a rain gauge to check to see if you need to add water. It’s best to water with a drip or trickle system that delivers water at low pressure at the soil level. If you water with overhead sprinklers, water early in the day so the foliage has time to dry off before evening, to minimize disease problems. Keep the soil moist but not saturated.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.
  • Lavender leaves and flowers are valued for their fragrance. Use them fresh or dried to make a soothing tea; add dried parts to potpourris.
  • Harvest when the flower color is the most brilliant and the scent is the strongest. Harvest in the morning when the plant is dry. Cut at the base of the flower stem just above the leaves. Gather stems into a bunch and rubber band together and hand upside down in a warm dry location out of direct sunlight. Allow to dry for 2-4 weeks.
  • Either keep the flowers whole or brush the flowers off to make sachets.
Sun
Full Sun
Days To Maturity
90-200 days
Life Cycle
Perennial
Height
12-18 inches
Spread
12-18 inches
Additional Uses
Container Plant, Easy Care, Eco-Friendly, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Thin
18 inches
Lavender, Munstead is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Already blooming! These healthy lavender plants came, as promised, at the proper time to plant, and went into the ground the first part of May. The pots are about 3" square making planting 27 of them very easy. Every plant is thriving and already blooming! Now the planning for ordering plants for fall has begun. I'm so pleased!
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting I've never tried this type of lavender before. Not a lot of blooms. (Only two) But we've had heavy torrential rains, so I'm just hoping for survival at this point.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My first experience with lavender My girlfriend has been going lavender for 6-7years. She is the only one I know with it. We saw amazing lavender farms when we were on a trip to Virginia. It's beautiful and smells amazing!! I really wanted to add it to my perennials. Burpee had a sale so I decided I would give it a try. With the help of Pinterest I had BIG plans for my lavender. I'm very sad to say only 1 of my plants has survived. I carefully repotted her and she's doubled in size. I'm hoping she'll continue on a strong path so I have a chance of splitting her. Just be aware it's not as easy as most other perennials. All but that one plant died within 3 days out of the box. I've kept them in the hopes maybe they'll come back, but currently it's just the one growing strong.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from hardy and growing in a drought When the plants arrived, I was worried that they were too small to be effective this season. To my pleasure and surprise, the lavendar plants have grown beautifully in a dry sunny spot in an especially hot and dry summer. No flowers yet, but I am hopeful for next year.
Date published: 2016-09-19
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