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English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote

English Lavender 'Hidcote'

Traditional English Lavender. Hardy, fragrant and a magnet for Bees and Butterflies
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  • Nothing beats the sight and smell of an English Lavender hedge in full flower in Summer.
  • A mecca for bees, which do vital pollination work in gardens for bigger fruit & vegetable crops.
  • The classic hedging plant for decoration and long season interest, 'Hidcote' is one of the best varieties.
  • For hedging, plant 25cm apart (10''), which will fill gaps in two seasons.
  • Supplied as an established plant in 9 cm pot, well-trimmed, bushy, and ready to plant.

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Seen in some of the swankiest gardens across the country, lavender 'Hidcote' is the classic, hardy English Lavender, and will transform your garden with colour and incredible fragrance!

The silvery grey foliage and pure purple blooms are packed with a heady scent and will provide you a colourful spectacle from early to mid-summer. 'Hidcote' is one of the most aromatic varieties, grown widely in the fragrance market, yet is a great garden variety too. The purple flowers are also a magnet to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial creatures, which will have your garden buzzing with wildlife - literally! 

Growing up to 60cm tall, a hedge of traditional English lavender can be used in many ways. Try planting it around beds, borders, or paths, to divide up parts of your garden or to make an eye-catching parterre or knot garden space plants 30cm apart. Once established, a lavender hedge is extremely drought tolerant. Keep it in great shape by pruning twice a year; trim lightly in mid to late summer, removing spent flower heads. Prune again in early spring, removing about 2.5cm of growth. You can even cut the stems to make fragrant indoor dried displays!

Supplied as an established plants in a 9cm pot, ready to plant.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready to plant.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly
Which? Best Buy
Which? Best Buy

Top Tips

In late summer, clip the plants back lightly after the flowers have faded. Cut the stems back by a few inches, but not so far that the stems are bare of live foliage, and plants will then have time to produce new shoots before winter dormancy.

Care Information

  • This drought-tolerant plant thrives in a sunny border, container, herb or gravel gardens.
  • Best planted between April and May when the soil is warming up, lavender thrives in most free-draining soils in full sun. Heavier soils should have some grit added to improve drainage and to open them up.
  • Space plants 90cm (3ft) apart, or if growing a hedge, 30cm (1ft) apart or, 45cm (18in) for larger cultivars.
  • Lavender can be grown in large pots, 30-40cm (1ft-16in) diameter, using a multipurpose or loam-based compost such as JI No 3, with some extra coarse grit, (up to 30%), to improve drainage, along with some controlled release fertiliser granules.
  • Ensure that the compost is regularly watered in summer, although for improved cold tolerance, kept on the dry side during winter by standing in a cold greenhouse or in the rain shadow of walls.

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Flowering Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
60 cm
75 cm
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