Lavender Hidcote is one of the best and most popular cultivars of Lavender for growing in the UK. Its full Latin name is Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ and is sometimes known as English Lavender Hidcote.
It is a compactly formed lavender with blue / grey foliage and violet flowers in mid summer. It will grow well on most light well drained soils and prefers full sunlight.
Lavender can be planted as a highly fragranced shrub in many situations or can be used to make a low hedge or border. Although it will not trim up into a boxed shape hedge, it provides a lovely low barrier hedge in any garden.
If planting to make a hedge, we recommend that these lavenders are planted at a spacing of approximately 4-5 plants per metre. They will soon thicken out into a hedge.
Lavender are best clipped once they have finished flowering and the flowers can then be collected and dried to use in the house.
If you are in doubt about whether lavender will do well in your soil, we suggest using a general purpose compost to give their roots the best environment to thrive in.