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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English lavender 'Hidcote')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.8m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Other names

English lavender 'Hidcote', Lavandula spica 'Hidcote Purple' , Lavandula 'Hidcote' , Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue' , Lavender Hidcote, Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue'

Genus

Lavandula Lavandula

Variety or Cultivar

'Hidcote' _ 'Hidcote' is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with linear, silver-grey leaves and upright stems bearing dense spikes of fragrant, purple flowers in summer.


Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are highly scented. Good for drying.

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English lavender 'Hidcote') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean, Containers, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Does best in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Other names

English lavender 'Hidcote', Lavandula spica 'Hidcote Purple' , Lavandula 'Hidcote' , Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue' , Lavender Hidcote, Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue'

Genus

Lavandula Lavandula

Variety or Cultivar

'Hidcote' _ 'Hidcote' is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub with linear, silver-grey leaves and upright stems bearing dense spikes of fragrant, purple flowers in summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flowers are highly scented. Good for drying.

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Cuckoo spit , Rosemary leaf beetle

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 10.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English lavender 'Hidcote') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.8m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Flavouring food and drinks, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Garden edging, Gravel, Mediterranean, Containers, Rock, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun. Does best in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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lavandula on bank

Start of Hidcote border

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This plant is featured at Chelsea Flower Show 2009

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