Growing Munstead Lavender Herb Garden Seeds
- Scientific Name: Lavandula
- Hardiness Zone: Annual, Perennial Zones 5-9
- Days to Harvest: 70-90 days (from date of transplanting)
- Days to Maturity: 2nd Year
- Days to Germination: 14-28
- Seeding Depth: Press into soil without covering
- Plant Width: 24-48"
- Plant Height: 24-48"
- Growth Habit: Woody and herbaceous mounding shrub
- Soil Preference: Average, loose, sandy, well-drained
- Temp Preference: Cooler, 40-65°F
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/Diseases: Lavender is often grown as a companion plant believed to help deter many common garden pests. Plants are susceptible to mold and root rot in poorly drained soils.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 g - Approx 900 Seeds
- 1 oz - Approx 27,000 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approx 108,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approx 432,000 Seeds
How to Grow Munstead Lavender Herb from Seed
Lavender seeds are especially small, nearly microscopic, and can be notorious for their slower 14-28 day germination as well as having a naturally lower germination rate. Like many other herbs and wildflowers, lavender seeds experience a significant increase in germination if sown in the fall to lie dormant through winter or stored in a freezer for about 2-3 weeks prior to spring sowing. This process of cold-stratification simulates the seeds’ natural habitat and conditions, helping to ensure thorough germination as if the plant had naturally reseeded itself. Lavender seeds are slow to germinate and should be cold-stratified as early as 10-12 weeks prior to outdoor transplanting.
After a 2-3 week cold-stratification, lavender seeds are best started indoors using unamended loose potting soil and a 6500k T5 LED grow light, allowing full lighting for thorough germination. Because seeds are so small and difficult to handle, try your best to plant about 3-4 seeds per individual cell or start, but don’t worry too much since lavender naturally has a reduced germination rate, any extra seeds are going to help.
About Munstead Lavender Herb Seeds
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- One of the most beautifully, strong fragrant lavenders that provides rich essential oils that can be used in many ways.
- This plant has anti fungal and antibacterial properties that have be used before for pain, burns or infection.
- It thrives in full sun, well drained soils and best if planted early spring to better germinate with cool soil.
- The plant matures anywhere from 60-90 days and can be harvested early to late summer depending in the zone you live in.
- Due to needing cool moisture, it is best sow indoors in late winter to help germinate which takes approximately 15-20 days.
- The beautiful flowers will not only attract bees and butterflies but will also attract anyone with its elegant aroma!
The genus Lavandula contains nearly 4 dozen separate varieties of lavender, each one as simple to care for and maintain as the next. Once established, lavender is one of the most low-maintenance and tolerant herbs in the garden, widely known to thrive from neglect, poor soils, and full sun. Lavender is native to the dry, temperate, and rocky slopes of the Mediterranean and still prefers the same growing conditions from which it evolved.
Similar to its Mediterranean relatives rosemary, sage, and thyme, lavender also matures into a woody overwintering perennial known to live for a minimum of 5 years, even up to 20, depending on variety and pruning schedule. Minimal watering, full sun, and well-draining soil is just about all that’s needed to guarantee years worth of garden fresh lavender.