Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

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Perfect as a fragrant edging for paths and borders or as a small, informal hedge; ideal for Mediterranean and cottage gardens; handy for underplanting shrub roses as it clothes their naked lower limbs; also good in coastal gardens

Lucy Summers - Greenfingers Guides

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact form of the popular English lavender, named after plantsman Laurence Johnston's famous Arts and Crafts garden in Gloucestershire. It produces dense spikes of fragrant, deep violet summer flowers above slender, aromatic, silvery-grey leaves. It is possibly the best lavender for edging paths and borders and the aromatic foliage perfumes the air if you brush against it. It also works well in a gravel garden, or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other nectar-loving insects.

  • Garden care: Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.

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4.5

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Pros

  • Fragrant (13)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Healthy (11)
  • Accurate instructions (10)
  • Hardy (9)

Cons

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  • Garden (11)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Patio (5)

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5.0

Cute little things

By Ger

from Chelsea

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

    Beautiful little things. I bought in pack, small and very young. I planted late summer and many flowered then and throughout the autumn.
    I thought a few would not make it as were so small and rain, etc.. but they are fighting fit. Looking forward seeing them wake up in the spring.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Real novice
     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By jan

    from oxfordshire

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Fragrant
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

      the plants were planted among roses to replace old lavenders whichh had very bad shapes and elderly looking

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      5.0

      Hidcote

      By A

      from London

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      Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

      They were small not yet fully grown so as yet to see what they will be like.. Hidcote though are a lovely lavender and everyone should have them for their beauty and because bees love them!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Lovely variety, small.

      By Angela

      from York

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Lawn
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

      These are lovely little plants - I bought three to replace some geraniums in a border close to the house for the scent in summer - the only down size is that they are a little small and have not grown and spread in the first year as I had anticipated so the patch where they are placed is looking a little bare. Still hopefully in another couple of years they will be looking great and I have added some wild flower seed to the bare earth for the time being. Very pleased on the whole.

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      • Keen but clueless
       
      3.0

      Good product, but several died straight away

      By D, Sussex

      from Sussex

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

        Good, but within a couple of weeks it was obvious that four of the batch were dead/dying. The others have taken well.

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        5.0

        Excellent healthy plants

        By Annielou

        from Essex

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

          I thought these were tiny when they arrived and wondered about value for money, but they have grown into health and very fragrant plants that line my front garden path. They flowered through to November this year.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Keen but clueless

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          healthy plants

          By optimistic gardener

          from london

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          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Fragrant
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Patio

            Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

            I planted up the plants in deep patio pots and they grew very well. Great foliage and deep purple flowers. I hope they survive the winter

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced
             
            4.0

            Not put off by the rain

            By PJ

            from Swansea

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            Pros

            • Fragrant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoors

              Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

              Good size plants that did well notwithstanding a wet summer.

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              5.0

              I would recommend these plants

              By Vicky

              from Buckinghamshire

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              Pros

              • Accurate Instructions
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Patio
                • Pots

                Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

                Lovely colour and scent to make a nice little hege and plant at the front of a border

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                5.0

                excellent for edging

                By Veggiephile

                from Lancashire

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden
                  • Outdoors

                  Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

                  Used to edge four beds in the potager garden. I replace about every fourth year because the winter weather in the north lately has been either too cold or too wet for these to be long-lived.

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                  • Experienced

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                  • Q:

                    Hello

                    Have these plants been over wintered - i understand that they need to be over wintered in order to flower this year ?
                    Asked on 15/1/2017 by Lady Gee from Henley On thames

                    1 answer

                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello there

                      Yes these are English grown lavenders that will have been overwintered.

                      Answered on 17/1/2017 by Anonymous from crocus
                  • Q:

                    Are your Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' a true cultivar propagated from cuttings or are they seed grown? Thanks.
                    Asked on 31/3/2014 by Five Leaves Left from Wakefield, West Yorkshire

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                    • Plant Doctor

                      A:

                      Hello,

                      The Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' we sell are propagated by cuttings.

                      Answered on 2/4/2014 by helen from crocus
                  • Q:

                    Which Lavenderis best for border edging and what size plants?

                    Hi I am at the moment pulling out some very shabby Lavender which was edging two borders. I would like to replace them but I am not sure which would be the best variety to use (I inherited them with the house and can't tell what they were). I would also appreciate some advice on how far apart to plant them and whether it would be better to buy the bigger more mature plants or samller plants? Thanks in advance for any guidance you can give me. Katie
                    Asked on 27/9/2009 by Katie Waddington

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Hello Katie, All Lavenders do well as hedging, but as the angustifolias are hardier, I would opt for this type. If you want a taller hedge and you don't mind being a little patient, then I would opt for the smaller pots of Lavandula angustifolia. If however you want a more compact hedge, then L. angustifolia Munstead or L. angustifolia Hidcote would be a better option. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

                      Answered on 28/9/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
                  • Q:

                    Salvia suggestion please

                    Please could you advise me? I am looking to use a Salvia to plant with Buxus balls, Hakonechloa and Lavender. I need a strong, long flowering and easy caring Salvia variety that will not grow too tall. Your advise would be invaluable Thank you Jackie
                    Asked on 26/8/2009 by jackie middleton

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Lavendula ang. 'Hidcote'

                    Would Lavender ang.' Hidcote' be flowering late August...early September My son is getting married 4th Sept and they want to have this plant as a centre piece in the middle of the tables x 11?
                    Asked on 16/7/2009 by Jacky

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    When do I plant Lavender?

                    What is the best time of year to plant Lavender Hidcote?
                    Asked on 19/9/2006 by Dani Neville

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      Hi Digging in some bonemeal in to the soil when you plant will help enormously. As for planting distance, as Lavandula 'Hidcote' is a dwarf variety then I would recommend planting it 30-45cm apart. Regards Helen

                      Answered on 21/9/2006 by Crocus
                    • A:

                      As a rule, hardy plants grown in containers, such as the Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote, can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise, however you can plant in mid summer as long as you make sure the plant is kept well watered.

                      Answered on 20/9/2006 by Crocus
                  • Q:

                    Which Lavender will grow in a pot?

                    I would be so grateful if you could help me. I am trying to buy an 82 year old lady some sweet smelling lavender for a birthday present. she only has a balcony, so it would have to live in a pot. Do you have anything suitable?
                    Asked on 5/7/2005 by Ruth Inglefield

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                  • Q:

                    How many plants do I need for my lavender hedge?

                    I want to make a 'Hidcote' Lavender hedge, which will be around 8.5m long. Could you tell me how many plants I would need.
                    Asked on 20/6/2005 by Brian Bolton

                    1 answer

                    • A:

                      Ideally these Lavenders should be planted at 30cm intervals to create a nice, dense hedge, so you will need around 28 plants to cover the 8.5m length.

                      Answered on 22/6/2005 by Crocus
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