Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (25) Bare Root Plants
Common name: Lavender, English Lavender
Deep violet-purple flower spikes fill the air with their sweet, fragrance all summer long. Though this cultivar has been grown for over 50 years, it remains one of the most popular today. Its compact habit and relatively short stature makes it a good choice for edging. It is very similar to 'Munstead.'
Lavender has been grown for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item of every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements. Fowers are also edible, they add a sweetly perfumed to spicy taste in both savory and sweet foods and drinks.
Lavender must be grown in full sun to be able to produce flowers, so do not hesitate to plant them in those hot, dry areas where nothing else seems to grow. They will actually grow better in poor, gravelly soil than in rich humus; don't be tempted to enrich the soil when you plant it. Sharp drainage, especially in winter, is essential for preventing crown rot. Other than that, Lavender is known to have few problems with pests and diseases. Shearing back the evergreen foliage in early spring will rejuvenate plants and stimulate new growth.
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 2001
Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit 1993
Height: 16 - 18 Inches
Spread: 12 - 15 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 5,6,7,8,9
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Silver/grey shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low Water Needs
Poor Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Late Spring - Early Fall
Deer and Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant, Foliage, Mass Planting, Small