Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavender

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
  • Common name: Lavender
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 60cm

Spread: 60cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Aromatic foliage, Attractive to wildlife, Flowers

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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

Lavender is one of the most popular small garden shrubs. Plants have narrow, oily and aromatic evergreen leaves and bear dense spikes of small tubular flowers in summer. Lavandula angustifolia is commonly known as English lavender. Most varieties yield purple flowers, but some cultivars come in white or pink. Nearly all cultivars and hybrids are extremely attractive to bees, butterflies and hoverflies. They make an excellent cut flower – both in fresh and dried arrangements.

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' is a compact lavender, suitable for growing in borders or as dwarf hedging. It's one of the most popular lavenders with its dense silver-grey foliage, covered in fragrant, blue flower spikes in mid-summer. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

For best results, grow Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished, and then trim back plants in April, if necessary.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil, Succeeds on poor soil, Low maintenance
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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