Watering: Water adequately, but not excessively, as Lavenders do not do well when over watered. Highly susceptible to root rot and disease if they get too moist for too long, make sure to water the soil, not the plant for best results.
Soil: Good drainage is the biggest factor when considering soil. Lavenders will tolerate a lot- drought, salt, wind and slopes, but they will not deal well with poor drainage and moist soil! Give them loamy soil with a pH of 7 to 8.5.g to drain!
Comments: Good circulation is vital as lavenders cannot tolerate damp and humid conditions. They need a lot of room to grow and they need a lot of air moving around them to avoid excess moisture which will lead to rot. Lavender are a must have and easy to grow. We have created a wonderful blog on 'How To Grow Lavenders Successfully'!
Lavender 'Munstead' is a dependable performer with profusely blooming lavender-blue flowers. This aromatic herb is a wonderful ornamental in your garden and produces tons of fragrant flowers which are sure to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Also considered a medicinal herb, 'Munstead' has potent antibacterial and anti fungal properties. Used to cure everything from headaches to sunburns, the soothing scent of its oil relaxes the mind, while collagen regenerating agents in the plant renew your skin. The best varieties for medicinal use are 'Munstead' and 'Hidcote', as they are non-hybridized varieties.
English Munstead Lavender
Wonderful for herb sachets and pillows, potpourri and fresh or dried arrangements, 'Munstead' retains its beautiful color and scent after drying. Also a delicious culinary herb, you can add Lavender to your favorite summer drinks and salads or to lend a wonderfully light flavor to fish, meat or soups.
Lavender 'Munstead' is also a great choice for pots and container as it has a smaller habit than other varieties. Flowering early, this dwarf variety of Lavender is more shrub-like than its other English relations and is much more adaptive to heat and humidity than any of the other varieties. Deadheading will keep this fragrant herb blooming continuously from spring through summer.
Important Munstead Lavender Tips:
Well drained soil - lavenders will not tolerate poor drainage so add sand if you need to improve the quality of your soil. Most lavender 'deaths' occur because of wet roots. An alkaline soil is best.
They cannot tolerate humidity: damp, still air makes them susceptible to fungus ailments
Lavenders need full sun- 6 to 8 hours of sunshine for these Mediterranean natives