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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
Plant In Shade
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 & vegetable crops
  • The dark purple flowers will provide you a colourful spectacle against the silver-grey foliage
  • Growing up to 60cm tall, lavender Hidcote (a traditional English lavender) can be used in many ways
  • Supplied as 6 jumbo plugs (2.5 - 3.5cm diameter), ready to plant out
6 x Plug Plants - Item: 200509
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Product Description

Seen in some of the swankiest gardens across the country, lavender will easily create features that will delight all the senses for many years, such as hedges, specimen bushes and topiary.

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 varieites, grown widely in the fragrance market, yet is a great garden variety too. The purple flowers are also a magnet to bees, butterflies and other beneficial creatures, which will have your garden buzzing with wildlife - literally! 

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 up parts of your 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.

What Is Supplied

Item 200509 supplied as:
Supplied as 6 jumbo plugs (2.5 - 3.5cm diameter), ready to plant out.

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.
  • Best planted between April and May when the soil is warming 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 (3ft) apart, or if growing a hedge, 30cm (1ft) apart or, 45cm (18in) for larger cultivars.
  • Lavender can be grown in large pots, 30-40cm (1ft-16in) diameter, using a multipurpose or loam-based compost such as JI No 3, with some extra coarse grit, (up to 30%), to improve drainage, along with some controlled release fertiliser granules.
  • Ensure that the compost is regularly watered in summer, although for improved cold tolerance, kept on the dry side during winter by standing in a cold greenhouse or in the rain shadow of walls.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
100cm
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English Lavender 'Hidcote'
English Lavender 'Hidcote'
6 x Plug Plants
Item: 200509
Only £9.99