ENGLISH MUNSTEAD LAVENDER -- 500 SEEDS
Lavendula Angustifolia -- Perennial
*****SEEDS ARE VERY SMALL!!!!*****
Plant Height & Spread: 12"-18”
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: June-August
Uses: Culinary Herb, Medicinal Herb, Ornamental Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Crafts. . .
'Munstead’ is a compact, early-flowering English lavender cultivar that was first introduced into commerce in 1916. It is a semi-woody perennial that typically grows to 12-18” tall and as wide. Lavender blue flowers appear in terminal spikes in late spring well into summer. Square stems are clad with very narrow, opposite or whorled, green-gray leaves (to 2” long) that are evergreen in warm winter climates. Both foliage and flowers are highly aromatic. English lavender species plants have been mainstays of herb gardens for many years. Despite its common name, English lavender is not in fact native to England, but comes primarily from the Mediterranean region. It was reportedly named English lavender because of its
ability to grow well in the English climate. Species plants of this lavender are commercially planted for the harvesting of its oils for use in perfumes. Lavender flowers and foliage are also popular additions to sachets and potpourris. English lavender varieties are more often used for culinary purposes than other types of lavender. ‘Munstead’ was reportedly named for Munstead Woods in England where the plant was grown by garden designer Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932).
It can be a challenge to germinate lavender seeds. It requires persistence and a little patience. Germination is 4-6 weeks, depending upon growing conditions.
SEED PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS ARE INCLUDED.
English Lavender gets its name from its beginnings in the England's lavender oil industry in the 1700s. English Lavender is now the most popular garden lavender in North America and it is also referred to as "true" lavender.
Due to its great xeric qualities, Lavender has gained great popularity in the 20th century as a landscaping plant. Lavender, along with herbs such as sage, rosemary and oregano, belongs to the mint family.
Lavender flowers have been extensively used in herbalism for their medicinal properties and for their yield of lavender oil, a highly effective essential oil with very sweet overtones. Lavender is also prized in beauty products for its light floral scent and it is commonly used it in cosmetics, perfumes, salves, soaps, shampoos, and sachets for scenting clothes.
Lavender has many other uses including: baking, aromatherapy, drying, cutting, insecticides, depression, anxiety, snake bites, and insomnia.
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