Fragrant Flowers on Dwarf Plant
The Lavender 'Hidcote', Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote', is a dwarf variety that is a compact grower and reaches 18-24 inches tall.
It produces fragrant spikes of dark purple flowers in summer. These flowers produce the purest lavender scent!
Being drought tolerant, it is ideal as a short perennial shrub border or as an herb in a kitchen garden. Hidcote Lavender was previously selected as the International Herb Association Plant of the Year!
This plant is great for hedges and edging because 'Hidcote' has a more erect and compact habit. It boasts 2½-inch, linear, downy leaves on strong stems.
The leaves open white, then turn a pale gray-blue-green color. This Lavender grows in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in an open, sunny spot. For better drainage, add sand in the hole when first planting this lavender.
Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadhead after flowering.
The sweetest scent of all lavender, it is also the most cold hardy, and it should be pruned back the first year.
If you want dried flowers, pick when showing color but before fully open; tie in bunches and hang in a cool, airy place.
One of the most famous of all herbs, 'Hidcote' is used most often in sachets in the home and for perfumes!
*Fragrant Dark Purple Flower Spikes
*Blue Green Foliage
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'|
|Mature Height||18-24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18-24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|