A compact lavender, named after Gertrude Jekyll’s garden at Munstead Wood. Dense spikes of fragrant, blue-purple flowers are held above aromatic, grey-green leaves. It’s a popular lavender for gravel gardens, edging paths and borders or for a container.
Can be cut and the flowers can be dried.
Lavendula angustifolia is thought to have been brought to Britain by the Romans, who liked to perfume their baths with infusions of the leaves and flowers. It has become known as Old English Lavender.
All lavenders are loved by bees and butterflies.
Throughout history lavender has been grown for its medicinal properties and its essential oil is still in huge demand worldwide.
Lavender is also used in many recipes such as desserts, baking, cool drinks and cocktails.
Height and spread: 60cm x 45cm
Common name(s): Lavender, Old English Lavender.
Photo courtesy of The Hardy Plant Society