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

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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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' (Hidcote English Lavender) - This lavender is a slow grower to 12 to 18 inches tall and as wide and is noted for its silvery-grey leaves and rich violet-blue flowers that keep their rich color when dried.

Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil and water sparingly - it prefers to be kept on the dry side once established and is reportedly hardy to below -10 F and considered to be the hardiest of the English lavender. It is one of the most popular of the lavenders and is useful for its smaller size deep lavender blue colored and edible flowers.

'Hidcote' is a selection of what is commonly called English Lavender - for more information on this species see out listing of Lavandula angustifolia. This selection is noted for its smaller compact form, silvery-grey leaves and rich violet-blue flowers. The original 'Hidcote' selection was made by Major Lawrence Johnston at Hidcote Manor prior to 1950. Hidcote Manor is located at the village of Hidcote Bartrim, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Hidcote is now owned by the National Trust and is one of the best-known and most influential Arts and Crafts gardens in Britain. It is open to the public. Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' was awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993. Our plants that we sold from 1989 until 2018 were grown from seed purchased from Jelitto Seed. 

This information about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.

 
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