Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

6 × 9cm pots £47.94 £24.99
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Buy Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' lavender: A compact variety with blue-purple flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact lavender, named after Gertrude Jekyll's garden at Munstead Wood. It produces dense spikes of fragrant, bluish-purple summer flowers above slender, aromatic, grey-green leaves. This is a lovely lavender for edging paths and borders; the aromatic foliage perfumes the air if you brush against it. It also works well in a gravel garden, or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other nectar-loving insects.

  • Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.

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Notes on Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

"Grey-green foliage and soft, mauve-blue flowers on this silver-washed lavender for hedging or mounding"

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Great plants


I found Crocus to be slightly bit on the expensive side, but the plants are healthy, hardy and well packaged, they get delivered with great care and in most instances seem to thrive. Overall I am very happy with all my purchases and continue to use Crocus extensively to populate my new garden.




Very good quality- beautiful plants


These lavender have a beautiful smell and are very healthy






Good product ,but need to grow on before planting, lovely flower stems and fragrant,loved by the bees and hornets




Going good and strong after 9 months


As always with Crocus, the plants arrived really well packaged and looked healthy. They were planted straight away and 9 months later have matured into a large attractive clump. Great for pollinators.

Saintbridge Allotmenteer



Compact and fragrant


I had a few casualties last year of these plants because of the scorching heat and when I planted them. But the majority survived and are growing happily this spring, so looking forward to a bit more growth this year.. Nice compact plant. and replaces my other too vigorous standard lavender.

Chaotic Gardener



For the front of a border


Filling in a couple of lavender from the front of a border my dog killed, growing well.

Claire the Kiwi



Lovely lavender


I have used Lavender Munstead for a number of years. Always very pleased with it. Its size is ideal for my smallish garden,




Good quality stock.


Restoring old lavender bed.




Colour not quite as purple as in the image provided.


Wanted a really striking purple lavender, I'll see more this year how it develops but when planted, the colour was quite pale.


Totes Devon

Lavender for patio


This, as usual, is a good buy. Crocus can always be depended on to send good plants.




Lavandula angustifolia Munstead

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Hi can you please advice what sort of potting mixture I should use if planting in a pot?


Use a loam-based compost (John Innes No3), mixed with grit (50%) A small dose of slow-release fertiliser in the spring of the second and subsequent years should see it flowering like mad. Remember: more fertiliser means more leaves, not flowers.


Can you tell me how far apart to munstead lavender to create a hedge/border?


Hello, I would recommend planting these at approximately 30 - 45cm intervals to create a nice, dense hedge.


We need them to go into a large planter, are they a bush variety and how tall will they grow, will one per planter work


Hello, These are shrubby plants with an eventual height of 45cm and spread of 60cm. How many you use to fill your planters will depend on how big the planters are and what effect you are trying to create.


Will this lavender survive in poor stony and filled with old roots in full sun


Hello, These plants will take drought in their stride (once well established), however they prefer a reasonably fertile soil. It is also worth keeping in mind that all plants that have been grown on the nursery have become accustomed to their ideal conditions, so will need several months to readjust to a less hospitable environment.


Which Lavenderis best for border edging and what size plants? Hi I am at the moment pulling out some very shabby Lavender which was edging two borders. I would like to replace them but I am not sure which would be the best variety to use (I inherited them with the house and can't tell what they were). I would also appreciate some advice on how far apart to plant them and whether it would be better to buy the bigger more mature plants or samller plants? Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give me. Katie

Katie Waddington

Hello Katie, All Lavenders do well as hedging, but as the angustifolias are hardier, I would opt for this type. If you want a taller hedge and you don't mind being a little patient, then I would opt for the smaller pots of Lavandula angustifolia. If however you want a more compact hedge, then L. angustifolia Munstead or L. angustifolia Hidcote would be a better option. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Lavender cuttings? Hi Can you tell me, if you're taking cuttings from dwarf Lavender Munstead, do you do it before its trimmed back or after? Thank you


Hello There, You can propagate these from softwood or semi-ripe cuttings from early summer to autumn, or hardwood cuttings from late autumn to winter, so it will really depend on when you want to take them and when you cut back your plants. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

Crocus Helpdesk

Which Lavender will grow in a pot? I would be so grateful if you could help me. I am trying to buy an 82 year old lady some sweet smelling lavender for a birthday present. she only has a balcony, so it would have to live in a pot. Do you have anything suitable?

Ruth Inglefield

We do sell some lovely lavenders on our site and they all do well in pots provided they are kept well watered. The best are probably the more compact forms such as the following (you can click on the links below the names to go straight to them) Hidcote Imperial Gem Munstead


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