Lavendula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Lavender must be one of the best loved of all herbs.
This is a fragrant, hardy, dwarf perennial,
with blue flowers in mid to late summer .
It should be pruned gently after flowering
and again in spring to keep a good shape,
and is often used to grow as a low 2ft (60cm) hedge.
It should be planted in poor soil in full sun,
with good drainage as it hates having a soggy bottom !
Has uses medicinal, culinary and aromatic.
This variety is also ideal for pots or tubs.
In the kitchen the flowers can be used in soups,
stews, salads and also in sweet dishes
such as ice cream, cookies and cakes.
The plants are grown in 9cm(3inch) pots, which are not included in the item to keep postage reasonable. Included in the item , where available, is the coloured label as seen in the photograph, which gives cultural and usage tips.
Hardy = frost tolerant. Half-hardy = likes winter protection. Tender = will not survive frosts.
Annual = lasts one season only . Biennial = lasts two seasons. Perennial = lasts more than two seasons
Deciduous = loses its leaves in the winter.
Evergreen = remains green all year
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