Lavender Hidcote description:
A spectacular sight when in flower – deep blue flowers in the summer.
Good silver foliage for the rest of the year.
This is an ‘English’ Lavender but originally comes from the Mediterranean!
This is an excellent plant.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
A bat friendly plant.
Can tolerate a coastal aspect with a certain amount of salt laden air.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
This is excellent for a herb garden, border or patio and is straightforward if given well drained soil.
Buy herbs online with confidence, because this is trouble free and easy.
Botanical name: Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote.
Lavender Hidcote culinary uses:
Use flowers in soups, salads and stews.
The best position in the garden:
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, excellent for the middle or front of a flower bed.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil and chalky soil.
How much moisture:
Normal moisture, or dryish stony soil.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy, provided it has got good drainage.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim old flowering stalks off and then in the spring trim lightly all over to give it many years of reliable flowering on solid bushes – if they are not trimmed they become leggy and straggly and fall apart.
But do not cut into any growth that hasn’t got any leaves.
Size of plant:
Height 50 cm.
Spread 90 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 1 plants per square metre.
Purchase herbs online from Boundary Nursery.
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.