Lavender Munstead Herb Plant
About Lavender Munstead: A very commonly grown Lavender with a rounded, compact habit. A highly scented Lavender which has a dense mound of silvery grey lanceolate foliage and fairly short flower spikes which helps keep the plant nice and compact. The flower heads are quite small producing more of a cluster than a spike of small light purple flowers which are bursting with sweet Lavender fragrance.
Grows to a height of around 40cm and spreads to around the same.
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
About the Lavender 'Family': Lavender is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants from the Lamiaceae family. The two main types grown ornamentally are 'angustifolia' or 'English Lavender and 'stoechas' or French Lavender. A very useful herb which is grown as culinary herbs, ornamental perennials and commercially for their essential oils. Lavenders are very aromatic and have a sweet, citrusy fragrance similar to lemon. They are very attractive to pollinating insects particularly Bees which make high quality, Monofloral Lavender Honey. Lavender is used as a flavouring to pasta, salads, dressings and desserts. The flower buds and leaves are used in teas, jams, candies, ice creams and baked goods. It can be used in place of Rosemary and has a somewhat more delicate flavour which can increase when dried rather than fresh. The essential oils of Lavender have antiseptic properties and are used in a wide array of products. They're used as fragrances in cosmetics and bath products especially soaps.