English Lavender Hidcote English Lavender Hidcote English Lavender Hidcote English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote
English Lavender Hidcote

English Lavender 'Hidcote'

Traditional English Lavender. Hardy, fragrant and a magnet for Bees and Butterflies
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
  • Nothing beats the sight and smell of an English Lavender hedge in full flower in Summer.
  • A mecca for bees, which do vital pollination work in gardens for bigger fruit and vegetable crops.
  • Classic hedging plants for decoration and long season interest, 'Hidcote' is one of the best varieties.
  • For hedging, plant 25cm apart which will fill gaps in two seasons.
  • Supplied as a set of six plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out.
6 x Plug Plants - Item: 200509
Only £9.99

Product Description

Seen in some of the swankiest gardens across the country, lavender 'Hidcote' is the classic, hardy English Lavender, and will transform your garden with colour and incredible fragrance!

The silvery grey foliage and pure purple blooms are packed with a heady scent and will provide you a colourful spectacle from early to mid-summer. 'Hidcote' is one of the most aromatic varieties, grown widely in the fragrance market, yet is a great garden variety too. The purple flowers are also magnets to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial creatures, which will have your garden literally buzzing with wildlife.

Growing up to 60cm tall, a hedge of traditional English lavender can be used in many ways. Try planting it around beds, borders, or paths, to divide parts of the garden or to make an eye-catching parterre or knot garden space plants 30cm apart. Once established, a lavender hedge is extremely drought tolerant. Keep it in great shape by pruning twice a year; trim lightly in mid to late summer, removing spent flower heads. Prune again in early spring, removing about 2.5cm of growth. You can even cut the stems to make fragrant indoor dried displays!

Supplied as a set of six plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out.

What Is Supplied

Item 200509 supplied as:
6 x Plug Plants

Plant Information

Top Tips

In late summer, clip the plants back lightly after the flowers have faded. Cut the stems back by a few inches, but not so far that the stems are bare of live foliage, and plants will then have time to produce new shoots before winter dormancy.

Care Guide

  • This drought-tolerant plant thrives in a sunny border, container, herb or gravel gardens.
  • Lavender can be planted at any time of the year, as long as soil conditions are not frozen or waterlogged, but for best results plant between April and May when the soil is starting to warm up.
  • Lavender thrives in most free-draining soils in full sun. Heavier soils should have some grit added to improve drainage and to open them up.
  • Space plants 90cm apart, or if growing a hedge, 30cm apart or, 45cm for larger cultivars.
  • Lavender can be grown in large pots, 30-40cm diameter, using a multipurpose or loam-based compost such as JI No 3, with some extra coarse grit, roughly a third, to improve drainage, along with some controlled release fertiliser granules.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
75cm
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English Lavender 'Hidcote'
English Lavender 'Hidcote'
6 x Plug Plants
Item: 200509
Only £9.99