Lavandula Angustifolia Hidcote (English Lavender)
Lavandula Angustifolia Hidcote is commonly known as English lavender. It is extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They make an excellent cut flower – both in fresh and dried arrangements.
Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. It has narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bears dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer. Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ is a compact lavender, suitable for growing in borders or as dwarf hedging – it looks lovely lining a path. Named after Hidcote, the beautiful Arts & Crafts garden in Gloucestershire, it’s one of the most popular lavenders. Its dense silver-grey foliage, covered in fragrant, dark violet-blue dense flower spikes in mid-summer. It is fully hardy and does well in the UK climate, even in northern areas.
It blooms once at the end of spring or early summer, but with timely pruning and depending on the weather it may present a second wave of bloom. If it is not regularly pruned, it must be replaced every 3-4 years, because the base of the plant becomes woody.
Mature Height: 75cm
Mature Spread: 60cm
Soil Type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Does best in full sun
Toxic to: Cats, Dogs and Horses