Lavender Seeds - Munstead
USDA Zones: 5 - 9
Height: 18 - 20 inches
Bloom Season: Early summer to late summer
Bloom Color: Dark blue
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Gritty, well-drained and slightly alkaline soils preferred, pH 6.5 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 72 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Cover seed lightly with soil after sowing
Sowing Rate: 5 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 20 inches
Care & Maintenance: Lavender
Lavender Munstead (Lavandula Angustifolia Munstead) - Start this aromatic herb for the garden by sowing Lavender seeds and watch the humming birds and bees come to enjoy the sweetness. Munstead Lavender is the most popular Lavender plant grown in the United States. It is one of the richest in essential oils, and it has a more compact habit and earlier-blooming flowers.
Grow Lavender Munstead herb Plants in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in an open, sunny spot. Munstead Lavender herb demands sharp-draining soils, never rich, damp and soggy. If your soil is heavy, it's worth to mix in some sand or gravel before you plant, and perhaps create little mounds for your plants so each one drains quickly. Lavandula Angustifolia care includes trimming the plants back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadheading after flowering.
How To Grow Lavender Munstead From Herb Seeds: Sow Lavender seeds indoors 8 - 10 weeks before last frost. Use sterile starter mix and sow herb seeds on the surface, pressing them into the soil. Cover the Lavender Munstead seeds very lightly as they need light for germination. Transplant Lavender Munstead seedlings outdoors in mid-spring once frost danger has passed.