Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

9cm pot £5.99
available to order from summer
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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"

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Growing well


I have six of these beside a path, and they've grown very well despite the fact that I had to move them when we had a nearby tree removed. Lovely silvery leaves, beautiful fragrance, and even a few flowers their first summer, though they were still very young.


East Dulwich


Nice little plants


Small plants but very healthy--they settled in very fast and by the end of the season had caught up nicely and produced flowers.


South coast


Lovely flowers


patio edging




Amazing plant


These plants are marvellous to add height and impact in your garden.

Caroline L



great little plants but taking their time to establish


Just wish they would grow faster. They are plucky little creatures, and in full sun, tended and watered, but still making their minds up about growing - I know they are dwarf lavenders, but come on, Hidcotes!




Great for bees


Very good edging plant and the bees love it....




Good quality plants


This is a lovely compact lavender. I have struggled with lavender in the past but now I have a new garden (still heavy clay) I thought I'd give it another go. This is a well behaved plant and even recovered after I uprooted it to another place in the garden. The real test is our cold wet Lancashire winters, so let's wait and see how it fares. I bought the 6 pack offer and whilst the plants were small and took a while to get going, they did perform well once established.


Barnoldswick, Lancashire


Good compact variety of lavender


Good for front of borders and flowers most of the summer. A nice compact variety, but does needs pruning in September every year.


South Wales


Lovely little lavenders






Mixed results


I planted 4 of these. I worked lots of grit into the soil before planting and planted on a but of a mound but I think I actually gave them too much drainage as one of them died and of the three that are left on is looking quite poorly and the others not great. They are next to two big shrubs so possibly that has contributed to them getting too dry.





4.3 40


The information given for cutting back Lavender Hidcote states that the old wood should not be cut into. However, under "tips", the article states that Hidcote can withstand hard pruning - which advice is correct please?


Hello, Personally, I would never risk cutting any of the lavenders back too hard, so I would advise against it.


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

Crocus Helpdesk

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.

Crocus Helpdesk

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

Dani Neville

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.


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


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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