Lavender angustifolia Hidcote
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.
Plant in large groups for best results. Hidcote is the very best English Lavender. Plant one every 30cm to create a low hedge.
Details Lavender angustifolia Hidcote
- 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: 15 cm
- Plant spacing: 25 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
How to take care of Hidcote
The most important factor when growing lavender is to use a well-drained limey soil (alkaline) and little or no fertilizer. Lavender 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. Planting distance is 20cm. Plant on such a depth (10cm) that the first green leaves only just show above the soil. Water well after planting.
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.