Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet

Munstead Violet English Lavender

  • Blue and Purple Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet, Munstead Violet English Lavender

Exclusive. This new selection of Lavender has some of the darkest colored flowers you’ll ever see. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead Violet’ (Munstead Violet English Lavender) has dark blue calyxes and outstanding violet-blue corollas over nice silver-gray foliage. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Bloom Time Late spring through summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot


18-24" tall x 24-30" wide. This new selection has the darkest colored flowers of any of the violet cultivars. “I discovered the plant as a chance seedling in a Santa Fe, NM garden,” said chief horticulturist David Salman. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead Violet’ (Munstead Violet English Lavender) has dark blue calyxes and outstanding violet-blue corollas. The foliage matures to a nice silver-gray and the fragrance is sweet but not overpowering. Exclusive.

Common Name Munstead Violet English Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue, Purple
Mature Height 18-24" tall
Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late spring through summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Evergreen
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Canada No

Planting Guides

Tips for Growing Lavender

Lavender are sun-loving plants that thrive in hot weather and grow best in arid climates. Lavender plants will be taller and wider in mild winter, hot summer climates. The same varieties when grown in cold (zone 5-6) winter climates tend to be more compact. Lavender plants require two-to-three growing seasons to reach mature size.

Lavender plants are at their best in the drier parts of the US like the Great Plains, Intermountain West and West Coast (which has a true Mediterranean climate (wet winters and dry summers). The key is to make sure you choose a variety with sufficient winter cold hardiness for your region. (‘Vera’ and ‘Pastor’s Pride’ are among the most cold hardy.) Yet with proper soil preparation, and planting site selection, Lavender can also thrive in moister, more humid climates like the Mid-West, East Coast and Mid-Atlantic states.

  • Plant in full sun with good air circulation.
  • Plant into well drained soil. Compost-enriched garden loam is alright in drier climates, sandy or gravel soil is best in moister climates. Heavy, poorly-drained clay soils will be fatal.
  • Select a raised or sloped bed, or a planting site against a hot wall or along a cement/asphalt walk or driveway where the reflected heat keeps growing conditions hotter and drier.
  • New transplants need regular watering. Don't let the plants get too dry. Supplemental watering can be greatly reduced the second growing season as the plants become established.
  • When using drip irrigation, place the emitter off to the side of the plant, not right on the root ball to avoid overwatering of mature plants.
  • Fertilize once annually in the fall with a top dressing of Yum Yum Mix.
  • Mulch with gravel or pine needles in arid climates. In moister climates mulching with gravel will protect the crown from excessive moisture and soil splashed onto the foliage.

More in-depth guidance for growing and maintaining Lavender plants: Growing Lavender, Lavender Bliss, A History of Lavender, The Bold and the Beautiful: New and Recent Lavender Introductions and Lavender: An Old World Herb That Has It All.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.


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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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