Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

6 × 9cm pots £29.94 £14.97
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Buy Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' lavender: A compact lavender, with intense, violet flowers

  • 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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Notes on Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

"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"

Cute little things


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.




I would buy this product again


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






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!




Lovely variety, small.


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.




Good product, but several died straight away


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

D, Sussex



Excellent healthy plants


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.




healthy plants


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

optimistic gardener



Not put off by the rain


Good size plants that did well notwithstanding a wet summer.




I would recommend these plants


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




excellent for edging


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.




Lavandula angustifolia'Hidcote'

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Hello Have these plants been over wintered - i understand that they need to be over wintered in order to flower this year ?

Lady Gee

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

Are your Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' a true cultivar propagated from cuttings or are they seed grown? Thanks.

Five Leaves Left

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


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

Katie Waddington

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

Crocus Helpdesk

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

jackie middleton

Hello Jackie, Salvia nemorosa Caradonna probably has the longest flowering period, but it does get to 75cm tall - just click on the following lin to go straight to it. If that is too tall, then Saliva nemorosa Ostfriesland may be a better option I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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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?


Hello Jacky, It is likely to be still in flower (just), however we cannot guarantee it. Perhaps to guarantee the flowers, your best option would be to cut and dry them now for use later on. If you click on the following link it will take you to the size and price we currently have.

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When do I plant Lavender? What is the best time of year to plant Lavender Hidcote?

Dani Neville

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


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.


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?

Ruth Inglefield

We do sell some lovely lavenders on our site and they all do well in pots provided they are kept well watered. The best are probably the more compact forms such as the following (you can click on the links below the names to go straight to them) Hidcote Imperial Gem Munstead


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.

Brian Bolton

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.


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