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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' | Hidcote English Lavender

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Family: Lamiaceae

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Deep violet-purple flower spikes fill the air with their sweet, intoxicating fragrance all summer long. Though this cultivar has been grown for over 50 years, it remains one of the most popular today. Its compact habit and relatively short stature makes it a good choice for edging. Lavender has been grown for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item of every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements.

Anatomy

Plant Type

Shrub, Perennial, Herb

Height Range

1-3'

Width Range

1-3'

Flower Color

Purple

Flower Season

Summer

Leaf Color

Grey

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Low

Growth Rate

Moderate

Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular

Soil Condition

Average

Soil pH

Neutral

Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees

USDA Zones

9, 10, 11

Sunset Zones

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Windy Conditions, Deer

Design

Design Styles

English Cottage, Formal, Mediterranean

Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers

Seasonal Interest

Summer

Location Uses

Perennial Border, Walkways, With Rocks

Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Fire Resistant, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor

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