Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet

Munstead Violet English Lavender

This exclusive HCG selection of English lavender has some of the darkest colored flowers you’ll ever see making it a stand-out in your garden! Faster growing than other dark colored Lavender selections like 'Hidcote'.
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Evergreen
Cut Flowers
Rock Gardens
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Plant Size 18-24" tall 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Late spring through summer
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Size Plant - 5" Pot
SKU HC015224

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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$10.99
Per Plant - 5" Pot
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18-24" tall x 24-30" wide. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead Violet’ (Munstead Violet English Lavender) Color your garden with the dark blue calyxes and violet-blue corollas of 'Munstead Violet'. The foliage matures to a nice silver-gray and the fragrance is sweet but not strong. A bee favorite, our chief horticulturist, David Salman, discovered the plant as a chance seedling in a Santa Fe, NM garden. 'Munstead Violet' has the darkest colored flowers of any of the English lavender cultivars, making this High Country Gardens exclusive one of our favorite varieties.
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SKU
HC015224
Item Package Size
Plant - 5" Pot
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
Height
24 inches
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Mature Spread
24-30" wide
Bloom Time
Late Spring - Early Summer, Early - Mid Summer, Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Late spring through summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Evergreen, Cut Flowers, Rock Gardens, Great for Mass Plantings
Ideal Region
Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
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.

These perennials are a superb choice for the drought-resistant garden, doing 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). In the Mid-West and Eastern US, sandy soils are a must, and planting on a slope or in a raised bed provides optimum drainage. For the southern US with hot, humid heat, Spanish Lavender (Lavandula stoechas) is the best choice. For large growing Lavender, we recommend French Lavender or hybrid Lavender (Lavandula intermedia) varieties. 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. Lavender Phenomenal does particularly well in areas with more moisture and humidity.

  • 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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Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
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