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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.  

 
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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'.
 
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