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Hidcote Lavender

 

Hidcote Lavender has long been one of the most sought after Lavandula angustifolia varities. Acccording to The Genus Lavandula, while this Lavender was named after the estate of Lawrence Johnston, there are no records which verify that this plant actually started out life in his garden known as Hidcote Bartrim. It is more likely that he brought it with him from his estate in France in the 1920's. It is also sometimes referred to as Hidcote Blue or Hidcote Purple.

Hidcote Lavender is one of the darkest and shortest of the Lavandula angustifolia group. Often propagated by seed that does not come true to the original plant, it can be very difficult to locate the proper dark purple Hidcote Lavender. Our Hidcote plants are always propagated by cuttings so their characteristics  remain true to the original plant.

Like all Lavandula angustifolias, Hidcote Lavender grows better where summers are in the 80's rather than the 90's. And in keeping with its group it is also slow growing.

 

Hidcote Giant Lavender was also named after Hidcote Bartrim but is a completely different plant which prefers hotter summers and more space.

Hidcote Lavender makes a great addition to our Zone 5 Fragrant Herb Garden Six Pack. It is also petit enough for patio pots like our 15 inch Square Planter.

 

Cultural Information

Height: 1 foot   

Hardiness: Perennial
in Zones 5-11

Flower Color: Purple 

Characteristics: Full Sun, Evergreen, Water Conserving    

Uses: Culinary, Medicinal, Dried Flower, Fragrant Ornamental

Hidcote Lavender

$5.50 per 3 inch pot

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