Drought Tolerant Lavender Munstead For Xeriscape Herb Gardening

Lavender Seeds - Munstead

Herb Specifications

Season: Perennial

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

House Plant: Yes

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Lavandula Angustifolia

Planting Directions

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

Lavender Munstead (Lavandula Angustifolia Munstead) - Start this aromatic drought tolerant 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 as these are drought tolerant plants. 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. Great plants where water conservation is a must.

Fragrant and Beautiful!

Lavender is a famously popular bloom that not only looks delightful, but brings a strong and pleasant fragrance to your garden!

Fragrant and Beautiful!

Aromatic Flowering Herb

How To Grow

Sow seeds indoors 8-10 weeks before last expected frost. Sow into a sterile starter mix and surface sow the seeds and cover very lightly: light is needed for germination. Soil should be kept at a temperature of 60-70F degrees. Keep soil moist, but not wet. With a proper light source provided, seeds will progressively germinate in 2-4 weeks. After seedlings have produced multiple sets of true leaves, they should be transplanted to small pots for further establishment. Once plants are 2-3 inches tall, they are ready to be transferred outside to a sunny location

  • Soil: gritty and well-drained with pH 6.5-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 5 seeds per plant
  • Environment: full sun
 Aromatic Flowering Herb

Plant Specifications

Lavender is a perennial herb that grows in USDA zones 5 through 9. It is especially fragrant and can be used in a variety of home herbal and decorative preparations.

  • Height: 18-20 inches
  • Bloom color: dark blue
  • Bloom season: early to late summer
  • Plant spacing: 20 inches