Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'Item #5731 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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An evergreen, perennial shrub with compact, mounding, aromatic gray foliage and abundant, rich lavender, fragrant flower spikes. Can be used in perfumes, sachets and oils. Dried sprigs will deter insects when placed in a closet or room. Gorgeous in perennial borders, herb or rock garden. Highly effective when massed.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:la-VAN-dew-la an-gus-ti-FO-li-aPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:2 - 24Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PurpleDesign IdeasA superior plant for hot, dry slopes and banks. Rugged enough for rock gardens in warm climates and natural rocky outcroppings where it is likely to naturalize. Exceptional component of Mediterranean style gardens both formal and casual. With similar requirements as western natives, it is suitable for xeriscape or wild gardens in dry climates. Suited to traditional mixed borders with perennials and flowering shrubs. Performs in large artistic pots and particularly beautiful in classical style with antique finish.Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
- CareCare InformationThrives in lean, sandy, fast draining soil with a slightly alkaline pH. Prefers a gravel mulch. Follow a regular schedule of deep waterings during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce watering frequency once established. Remove spent flowers to encourage continued bloom.Pruning time: spring, every 2-3 years, to promote robust new growth.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering.