Lavender angustifolia Hidcote 7cm pot
Lavender Hidcote is one of the most useful plants you can grow in your garden, the pretty violet flower spikes can be dried to make aromatic arrangements or pot pourri.
It can be used in aromatherapy for relaxation and it’s healing properties or simply left to grow in the garden where it will repel pests from nearby shrubs and roses.
Details Lavender angustifolia Hidcote 7cm pot
- Bee Friendly
- Blooms: June – August
- Flower colour: blue
- Leaf colour: Grey
- Full grown: 1 Year
- Full grown height: 25 – 50 cm
- Full grown width: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 12 cm
- Plants required: 6 per metre
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Hidcote 7cm Pot
The most important factor when growing lavender is to use a well-drained limey soil (alkaline) and little or no fertilizer. Hidcote 7cm Pot thrive best in sunny locations. Problems usually arise because the soil is unhealthy.
Avoid chemicals and fertilizers that kill the beneficial organisms in the soil. Place in the soil so that the first green leaves only just show above the soil. Water well after planting. Let them dry out a little before soaking it again.
Pruning is necessary to extend the life of the plant. Trim lightly in autumn immediately after flowering and in mid spring cut back straggly plants to promote bushy new growth. Cut back to about a third of the grey-leaved stems.
Lavenders that are not pruned have a tendency to become woody in the centre. L. stoechas, L. angustifolia and L. x intermedia may be pruned back by 1/3 to ½.