Lavender Munstead

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Lavender munstead is a subspecies of lavender that is shorter and more compact than other species. Discover lavender musntead with tips from a lavender farmer in this free video on growing herbs. View Video Transcript

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Sarah Bader

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Hi my name is Sarah Bader. My farm is Lavender at Stonegate here in West Linn, Oregon. I'm going to talk to you today about one species of lavender that's gaining a lot of popularity. It's botanical name is lavandula angustifolia munstead. But a lot of people refer to it as munstead. It's a very popular one because it's been cultivated so much here in the states. And it tends to be smaller. Little bit more compact. It's got fairly short purple flowered stems. The thing about munstead that's difficult is because it's been so over cultivated here in the United States sometimes you'll go to ten different nurseries and you'll see ten different munsteads. So make sure that you see what their blossoms look like when you buy them before you know know if that's for sure what munstead it is. Munstead is a great plant but there's definitely some rivals. We've got some great angustifolia species that are available on the market today. Some of whom include full gate, royal purple, royal velvet, purple bouquet as well as many, many others. So munstead is a great variety but I wouldn't limit yourself to it if there are some other choices that are just as good or better than munstead.