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Lavandula Hidcote

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English Lavender      
Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ was originally cultivated by Major Lawrence Johnston, and derives its name from the famous Hidcote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire. With a compact and bushy habit, it typically reaches a height of around 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) and spreads up to 24-30 inches (60-75 cm). The silver-green foliage forms an attractive contrast with its abundant, deep purple flowers.

Lavandula Hidcote

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’
English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ was originally cultivated by Major Lawrence Johnston in the early 20th century, and derives its name from the famous Hidcote Manor Garden in England, where it was first grown. Lavandula angustifolia is native to the Mediterranean region and thrives in warm climates with well-drained soil and full sun exposure. It has a compact and bushy growth habit, which makes it an excellent choice for borders, hedges, or container gardening. It typically reaches a height of around 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) and spreads up to 24-30 inches (60-75 cm). The plant’s silver-green foliage forms an attractive contrast with its abundant, deep purple flowers, creating a visually striking display. from June to August, attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden.

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Lavandula Hidcote, commonly known as Hidcote lavender, is a popular and versatile garden plant that belongs to the Lavandula genus in the Lamiaceae family. With its aromatic foliage, stunning purple flowers, and a range of practical and aesthetic uses, it has become a beloved addition to gardens all over the world.

Originally cultivated by Major Lawrence Johnston in the early 20th century, Hidcote lavender derives its name from the famous Hidcote Manor Garden in England, where it was first grown. This perennial shrub is native to the Mediterranean region and thrives in warm climates with well-drained soil and full sun exposure.

One of the most notable features of Lavandula Hidcote is its compact and bushy growth habit, which makes it an excellent choice for borders, hedges, or container gardening. It typically reaches a height of around 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) and spreads up to 24-30 inches (60-75 cm). The plant’s silver-green foliage forms an attractive contrast with its abundant, deep purple flowers, creating a visually striking display.

Hidcote lavender blooms in the summer, usually from June to August, attracting bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden. The flowers are densely packed on long, slender spikes, which rise above the foliage, adding vertical interest to the landscape. Apart from its aesthetic value, the flowers also have a delightful fragrance, making Hidcote lavender a sensory delight for any garden enthusiast.

One of the key reasons gardeners adore Hidcote lavender is its versatility. It can be grown in various settings, including herb gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens, or even as a standalone specimen. Its compact size and dense growth also make it an ideal choice for low hedges or edging along pathways, where it can create a beautiful boundary or add structure to the garden design.

Beyond its ornamental appeal, Lavandula Hidcote has practical uses as well. The flowers can be harvested and dried to make fragrant potpourri, sachets, or even lavender wands. The essential oil extracted from the plant is valued for its therapeutic properties and is often used in aromatherapy, skincare products, and herbal remedies. Additionally, the dried flowers can be used to infuse oils, vinegar, or culinary creations, adding a touch of lavender’s distinct flavor to various dishes.

Lavandula Hidcote is relatively low-maintenance, it prefers well-drained soil with a slightly alkaline to neutral pH and requires watering only during dry spells. Pruning the plant after flowering helps maintain its shape and promotes healthy growth. Furthermore, Hidcote lavender is known for its excellent heat and drought tolerance, making it a resilient choice for gardens in warmer climates.

Overall, Lavandula Hidcote is a versatile and charming garden plant that offers both aesthetic and practical benefits. Whether you’re looking to create a fragrant and colorful border, attract pollinators, or explore the diverse uses of lavender, Hidcote lavender is an excellent choice. Its compact size, stunning flowers, and delightful fragrance make it a timeless addition to any garden, bringing beauty and serenity to outdoor spaces year after year.

 

Plant Size

9cm, 2 Litre

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