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Lavender Munstead Blue Seeds

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Lavender is a perennial flowering plant native to the Mediterranean. Munstead Blue, in particular, is its compact, early blooming, English variety, with bluish-purple flowers above slender, aromatic, grey-green leaves. First introduced in 1916 by the garden designer Gertrude Jekyll, and named after her house Munstead Wood in Surrey, England, this variety is a great choice for containers and is widely used in cooking as a condiment for salads, soups, stews. It provides a very aromatic flavour that is too strong to be used in large quantity. Its fresh or dried flowers are used to make tea, while the fresh flowers can be crystallized or added to jams, ice cream and vinegars. An essential oil is also made from the flowers for both culinary and therapeutic purposes.

LATIN NAME 
Lavandula officinalis

NAME 
Lavander

VARIETY 
Munstead Blue

QUANTITY 
200 seeds

PLANT SIZE 
Height 45 cm 
Width 60 cm

CONTAINER SIZE 
Height 30 cm 
Width 30 cm

COMPANION PLANT 
Thyme, oregano, nepeta, borage, chamomile, nigella

SOWING 
Indoor Mar-Apr
Outdoor Apr-June

TIMING 
Germination 20-40 days 
Harvesting 90-120 days

SPACING 
When sowing 3-5 cm; Depth 0,2 cm 
When thinning 20-30 cm

GROWING 
Sunligth Full sun 
Soil Well-drained, fertile and moist soil 
Watering Regular, allow to dry out 
Feeding No fertilizer or compost addition is necessary

CARING 
Expert tip Although Munstead Blue is a good variety of lavender to start growing from seed, lavender seeds are slow to germinate in general and will require warm temperatures, between 18 °C and 21 °C. Thus, start early and be patient.

SUPPORTING 
Pollinators
Attracts bees and butterflies. 
Pests
It is said to repel mice