Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

lavender

6 × 9cm pots
pot size guide
£29.94 £14.97 Buy
+
-
9cm pot
pot size guide
£4.99 Buy
+
-
Delivery options
  • Standard £4.99
  • Click & collect FREE

See more info on delivery options

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

1 year guarantee

  • 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.

Eryngium giganteum

miss willmott's ghost

Large, steely-grey flowers

£8.99 Buy

Erigeron karvinskianus

Mexican fleabane

Daisy like flowers turn from white to pink

£8.99 Buy

Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'

purple sage

Attractive red-purple young leaves

£5.99 Buy

Rosa 'Charles de Mills'

rose Charles de Mills (gallica)

Beautiful magenta-pink flowers

£14.99 Buy

Bell terracotta lavender pot

Bell terracotta lavender pot

These classic, unfussy designs work best in an English garden

£49.99 Buy

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
CrocusLavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fragrant (11)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Healthy (9)
  • Accurate instructions (8)
  • Hardy (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (9)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Patio (5)

Reviewed by 11 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

Lovely variety, small.

By Angela

from York

Verified Buyer

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.

  • Your Gardening Experience:
  • Keen but clueless

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

 
3.0

Good product, but several died straight away

By D, Sussex

from Sussex

Verified Buyer

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.

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    Excellent healthy plants

    By Annielou

    from Essex

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • 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

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

       
      4.0

      healthy plants

      By optimistic gardener

      from london

      Verified Buyer

      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

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        4.0

        Not put off by the rain

        By PJ

        from Swansea

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fragrant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

          Good size plants that did well notwithstanding a wet summer.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Experienced

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          I would recommend these plants

          By Vicky

          from Buckinghamshire

          Verified Buyer

          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

            • Your Gardening Experience:
            • Experienced

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

             
            5.0

            excellent for edging

            By Veggiephile

            from Lancashire

            Verified Buyer

            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.

              • Your Gardening Experience:
              • Experienced

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              As usual for all orders from Crocus

              By Kipling

              from Oxon

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Fragrant
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

                If we decide on a new plant fro pictures in papers, catalogues etc., we always then see if available from our favourite supplier, CROCUS.

                We had one plant that was poorly when it arrived, and when it died the whole order was refunded.

                Crocus is always our first 'port of call' not just for the plants, but also the staff.

                • Your Gardening Experience:
                • Experienced

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                3.0

                Didn't like my soil

                By ARB

                from Cheltenham

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions
                • Attractive
                • Fragrant
                • Healthy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

                  These plants didn't like my heavy clay soil and one by one, gave up the ghost. There was nothing wrong with the plants, just my own inexperience. I am on a steep learning curve in the garden!

                  • Your Gardening Experience:
                  • Keen but clueless

                  Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Very healthy plants

                  By Katey

                  from Aberdeen

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about Crocus Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote':

                    I am very impressed. The plants were delivered quickly. They were very healthy, well packaged, moist and ready to be planted. They are now in situ and already have new growth. This is my first order and I will be ordering from Crocus again. I can highly recommend this product and this company.

                    • Your Gardening Experience:
                    • Experienced

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »

                     

                    Do you want to ask a question about this?

                    If so, click on the button and fill in the box below. We will post the question on the website, together with your alias (bunnykins, digger1, plantdotty etc etc) and where you are from (Sunningdale/Glasgow etc). We'll also post the answer to your question!
                    8 Questions | 9 Answers
                    Displaying questions 1-8
                    • 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

                      1 answer

                      • 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

                      1 answer

                    • 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
                    Displaying questions 1-8

                    Do you have a question about this product? 

                    April pruning of trees, shrubs and
                    climbers

                    Many shrubs, trees and climbers are showing signs of growth, so it is an ideal time to check them over for winter damage. If you feel they need a little care and attention, here are a few notes to use as a pruning guide. during April.

                    Read full article

                    Planting a hedge

                    Hedges by their very nature are often planted in exposed positions, so the secret of successful establishment is to make sure that they are well protected from prevailing winds for the first few years. Carefully planting and covering the surface of the so

                    Read full article

                    Lavenders - aromatic sun-lovers

                    Aromatic plants produce their own fragrant oil and they use it as a sunscreen to prevent scorching, so anything aromatic or silvery needs full sun. Although drought-tolerant, these plants rely on a deep root system and once established they will never nee

                    Read full article

                    Planting companions for roses

                    Early flowering roses tend to come in shades of white, pink or purple-pink and most forms of the biennial foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, have toning flowers in similar colours. These appear in rose time, but carry on after the first rose flush has finished

                    Read full article

                    English lavenders

                    When the heat bounces off the ground and almost overwhelms you some plants are revelling in this heat. On scorching days in high summer you won’t have to touch the foliage at all, it will waft through the air providing an aromatherapy session for the gard

                    Read full article

                    Make a 'tussie-mussie' or posy of flowers

                    On the whole, I’m a pretty rugged sort of person. A disproportionate amount of my gardening time seems to be spent hammering scaffold boards together, or powering my way through waist high weeds at the business end of a petrol strimmer, or hauling improba

                    Read full article

                    Low maintenance plants for a sunny garden

                    We all want a lovely garden but sometimes we are too busy with work and family, or we simply don’t have the inclination to garden incessantly, so the trick is to choose low maintenance plants such as easy shrubs and then to underplant them with ground cov

                    Read full article