Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

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2 litre pot £12.99 £7.79
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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'

"Deepest violet-blue flowers on this neat pristine lavender with dense small spikes that jump out of the border on hot, sun-baked summer days - crisp hedging too"

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Perfect addition.


Perfect addition to an area of multiple types of lavender.perfect in its presentation.




Great lavendar


Use this to line our border around the patio. Hardy, jeeps it shape well and always puts on a fabulous display with good scent. And the bees love it!




I would buy this product again


Has settled into my garden well






Crocus ALWAYS package with such care & consideration. The quality of the plants are perfection! For the past 20 years I have only purchased from Crocus because the plants live & you can rely on Crocus




Good healthy and hardy


Lovely healthy and fast growing




Fragrant Plant


Beautiful plant, grew very well but doesn't look like it will come back this year. Time will tell as the weather warms up.




Plants looking really healthy No complaints


Borders a patio




Excellent service from Crocus as usual


A nice plant delivered in perfect condition




Bit disappointed


Bought a lot of these 9cm plants and many looked sickly on arrival and about 20 percent died soon after planting. Planting conditions in my garden are ideal for lavender so I know that isn't a problem. Crocus did replace but it was a bother having to pull out and replant the dead ones. Not sure would buy these again. Ones bought from local garden centre were half the price and larger and have grown much more successfully. Shame as other crocus purchases have been good plants.


South london


First class garden center


All plants healthy




Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote

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I have planted a lavender border this spring but one plant has already died and the adjacent ones are beginning to look ill (yellowing leaves). I have taken some photos but can't see how to attach to this question. I planted a lavender border last year in a similar location which is doing well. Have you any ideas on the problem or solutions? I have 6 reserve plants but dare not plant them until I have solved the problem.

Tony Pencae

Hello, There are several reasons why this may happen, and these include planting too deeply, air pockets in the planting hole, too much fertiliser, some sort of toxic substance in the soil, or animal pee. I'm afraid though, that I would not be able to pinpoint the exact cause.


I am looking for a long flowering lavender suitable for planting in large rectangle planters (I have put about eight planters 1m x 0.5m x 0.5m along the front of our house). Can you advise whether the Hidcote variety would work. I've also looked at the pendunculata variety that has the pretty butterfly appearance but they seem to have a much shorter flowering period. Perhaps I need a mix? Most grateful for your advice.

novice gardener

Hello there Lavandula pedunculata subsp. pedunculata is a lovely lavender which you could use, but these are classed as borderline hardy so may need protection during the winter. Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' does have a longer flowering period, is very popular for hedges and it is fully hardy. I think this would look lovely in your planters. Hope this helps.

How big are the Lavender Hidcote plants that come in the 1.5 litre pots?


Thanks Helen but that doesn't sound right at all. Surely you mean between 5 inches & 15 inches?? not cms. I'd ordered, received & planted the lavender by the time I got your response & thankfully the lavender was no where near as tiny as you quote.


Hello, It depends on the time of the year, but these plants can be anywhere between 5 and 15cm tall.


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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