Lavender – Munstead
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'

Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 12 - 24"

General: Fragrant silver-gray foliage topped with spikes of lavender-blue flowers earlier in the season than other lavenders. A hardier variety. Great for use in oils, sachets and potpourris. Both the leaves and flowers can be eaten.

Culinary Uses: This herb is most commonly used dried. It can then be infused in simple syrup, or added to meringues, creams, and cocktails. An herbal jelly can also be made from the flowers. In savory cooking it is less common but it can still be added through herb blends such as Herbes de Provence.

Medicinal Uses: Lavender as an herb is extremely healthy in terms of having no fat, sodium, sugar, or cholesterol. It's very high in many vitamins, including A and C. The oils of lavender are considered to possess many health benefits, such as antiseptic, anti inflammatory, insect repellent, and anti-fungal agent.

Ornamental Uses: Munstead is one of the most popular lavender varieties in the US due to its soothing fragrance and its ability to adjust to a variety of soil types and climates. It releases fragrance when touched so planting it along sidewalks for others to enjoy is a plus.

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