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Kew Pollination Collection Lavender 'Munstead' Seeds

£3.99

Lavender ‘Munstead’ is a well-respected English lavender, boasting a profusion of dark purple flower spikes in late summer. The nectar-rich blooms are constantly busy with the hum of pollinating insects. Spare a few to be cut and dried, so you can enjoy their fragrance indoors all year round. The bushy, aromatic foliage is perfect for creating a low hedge beside a path or adding fragrance to sunny borders. 
  • Sow from February to July
  • Height: 45cm. Spread: 60cm
  • 1 packet contains approximately 110 seeds
  • A magnet for bees and other pollinators
  • Make delicious lavender sugar or lavender and mint jelly from the freshly picked flowers

I aim to pick and pack your order within 24 hours of receipt and you should expect your parcel to arrive within 3–5 working days under normal circumstances. Orders placed on a Friday may not be sent until the following Monday. All delivery charges are calculated and displayed at the checkout.

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Sow lavender seeds from February to July on the surface of moist seed compost and cover seeds with a sprinkling of vermiculite or finely sieved compost. Place the seed tray in a propagator at 21-25°C or seal inside a clear polythene bag until germination. This can take up to 21 days. Keep the compost damp but not wet and do not exclude light as this helps germination.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm pots and grow lavender plants on in cooler conditions. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting outdoors. Plant lavenders on any light, well-drained soil in full sun. Alternatively, grow English lavender in patio containers using soil-based compost such as John Innes No.3. Lavenders dislike wet ground, particularly during winter. Improve heavy soil conditions by adding coarse grit or sharp sand prior to planting. Overwinter late summer sowings in a cold frame and plant out the following spring.

Water regularly throughout summer until lavender plants are fully established. Once established, they are reasonably drought tolerant. Immediately after flowering, prune English lavender back to within 2cm of the previous year's growth to maintain a compact, well-shaped plant. If left unpruned, lavender can quickly become woody and unattractive. It's sensible to assume plants will need replacing every 3-5 years.

For more help and advice on growing plants from seed, read my handy guide.

Allergens

A great many of our favourite garden plants can be harmful if eaten or handled without gloves. This is rarely a cause for concern but it's always good to know what you are dealing with.

Lavender is well known for its soothing properties but it can cause skin sensitivity in some people. If in doubt, wear gloves when handling.

Brand Focus

Thompson & Morgan

With over 160 years of experience, seed merchants Thompson & Morgan know a thing or two about plants and flowers. They are often the first to introduce gardeners to exciting new varieties.


The Kew Pollinators range of seeds has been specially created alongside experts at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to attract and support a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies and beetles. Helping these pollinators to thrive is hugely important for our natural eco-systems as well as the health and productivity of our gardens. The seeds, in their striking packaging inspired by artwork from the Kew archives, will help to create an environment where pollinators thrive, with varieties chosen to help a wide range of different insects.


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