Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet

Munstead Violet English Lavender

 
 

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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'.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good for Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Evergreen
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10
Less than 10" (with irrigation)
1020
10 to 20"
Bloom Time Late spring through summer
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Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBL8W51

Details

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.
SKU HBL8W51
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 Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain Less than 10" (with irrigation), 10 to 20"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good for Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Evergreen, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & 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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Fall shipping begins the week of September 4 (zones 3-4 first) and ends in early November. Expected ship week will display at checkout after you enter your zip code.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs & Seed: Most orders ship within 5-8 business days (all zones).

Gardening Goods:All non-plant items ship within 2-3 days.

Standard shipping costs are $4.99 and up, depending on the size of the order.

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High Country GardensLavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet
 
3.6

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1.0

Died immediately

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet:

      Despite following the instructions and using the recommended fertilizers, this plant died shortly after I put it in my garden.

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      5.0

      Beautiful dark purple

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      from Simi Valley, CA

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      • Dark purple
      • Fragrant
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        Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet:

        I got an order last spring that included the Munstead Lavender. It is now about 10" high and is a gorgeous dark purple. One of them didn't make it but this one is very happy. I wish I had planted it where I could see it better because it is such a pretty purple.

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        5.0

        Excellent customer service

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        from RI

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet:

          I ordered 20 plants for a border and 3 arrived in bad shape, all others were beautiful, I called customer service and they replaced the plants immediately.

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          5.0

          Easy

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          from NM

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet:

            I plant it and gave it some water and that is the work you will do with this Lavender. Just keep giving it some water and your off.

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            2.0

            Not up to par

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            from Liberty, IN

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Violet:

              Ordered 3 variety (21 plants total) of lavender from High Garden. Two (Buena & Grosso), while small starts, were healthy and vigorous. The Munstead were extra small, and did not have a healthy vigorous appearance.

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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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