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PlantFiles: English Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead Dwarf'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Lavandula (lav-AN-dew-lah) (Info)
Species: angustifolia (an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Munstead Dwarf

Synonym:Lavandula officinalis
Synonym:Lavandula spica

3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Alpines and Rock Gardens

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Articulady On Jun 6, 2010, Articulady from Palmyra, VA wrote:

I planted the Munstead Dwarf in a very harsh roadside raised bed, what I planted was nearly dead, a garden center throw-away that was completely rootbound, scraggly and on it's last legs. One year later, it is beautiful! Full, fragrant, happy and lush. It gets very little water other than what occurs naturally. It is planted in full sun, with other sun-loving perennials - ice plant, sage, echinacea, butterfly bush, sedum and portulaca for fun. The winter of 2009-2010 was very rough - loads of snow lasting several months. All these plants came back happy.

Positive lawgal On Apr 7, 2010, lawgal from Pikesville, MD wrote:

Planted 3 of these at the end of last summer (2009) and 2 survived our 3 Maryland blizzards of 2010. These have remained compact---only about 4-5" tall to-date.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Eureka, California
Sacramento, California
Denver, Colorado
Chicago, Illinois
Itasca, Illinois
Pikesville, Maryland
Keansburg, New Jersey
South Orange, New Jersey
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Ithaca, New York
Staten Island, New York
Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
Palmyra, Virginia

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