Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'

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English Lavender

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Fragrant blue-green foliage with 3-4" whorled purple flower spikes. This variety has darker blue flowers than most of the English Lavenders.
Lavender is a lovely herb that is popular in a rock or herb garden, as a border plant or in a container.

Height

10-12 Inches

Spread

12-15 Inches

Color

Blue/Purple

Interesting Notes

As well as for its unmistakable perfume, lavender has been recognized since Roman times for its healing and antiseptic qualities, its ability to deter insects, and for washing.

Bloom Time

June-September

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

They are very particular to siting and must be in full sun with very well drained soil. The foliage should be cut back in the spring to accommodate the new growth.

Good Companions

Japanese Silver Grass (Miscanthus sinensis), Ozark Sundrops (Oenothera missouriensis), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Maiden Pinks (Dianthus deltoides), Hen and Chicks (Sempervivum braunii), Tickseed (Coreopsis ), Threadleaf (Coreopsis Permathread), Variegated Cheddar Pinks (Dianthus ), Silver Edge Thyme (Perennial) (Thymus vulgaris), Mouse Ear Coreopsis (Coreopsis auriculata), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)

Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Attributes & Uses
Containers
Cut Flowers
Fragrant
Crafts
Dried Flowers
Exposure
Full Sun
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Fall
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Fall
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-drained
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