One of the Lavandula angustifolias or English lavenders,
Munstead Lavender is
a fragrant robust lavender that, due to its short size (about 18 inches) and
tightly held blooms (about 8 inches), makes a great hedge. It can also be used for
knot gardens. It flowers profusely in the spring, after which a good pruning
will provide an attractive gray bush with highly aromatic leaves.
Here it is pictured in an informal garden where it is nestled among prolific
yellow Rise and Shine Miniature Roses and
a bit of Midnight Blue Statice (on the
left). The rose has finished blooming and leaves behind the open star base
which will have a nice little rose hip under it.
If you notice, there some to be different shades of purple
in the lavender. The lighter colors are flowers that are just beginning to