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Products > Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
 
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' - English Lavender
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Violet
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English Lavender) - Named after Hidcote Castle, this lavender is noted for its silvery-grey leaves and rich violet-blue flowers. It is a slow grower to 12 to 18 inches tall and as wide. Flowers keep their rich color when dried. It is one of the most popular of the lavenders. It takes full sun, has low water needs, and is hardy to below - 10 F - considered to be the hardiest of the English lavender. Reportedly, the blooms are edible. Our plants from a seed strain called "Hidcote Superior". The original 'Hidcote' selection was made by Major Lawrence Johnston at Hidcote Manor prior to 1950.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote.
 
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