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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’

Lavender

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  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.35m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.75m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourDeep purple
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender). This evergreen, bushy shrub bears dense spikes of fragrant, dark purple flowers in mid summer to late summer. Has aromatic, silver-grey leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Borders, cutting bed, dried arrangements, fragrance Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020

Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Light, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will prefer full sun with fertile, well-drained soil; they will thrive in both acidic and alkaline soils. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings in the summer.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Honey fungus may cause problems.

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