'Hidcote' Lavender Is Best Used as a Hedging Plant
‘Hidcote’ lavender is a very popular cultivar for hedging. It has a compact and erect habit with gray lanceolate leaves. Its deep violet flowers are strongly scented and bloom in dense spikes. Keep plants compact by pruning.

The fragrant flowers of ‘Hidcote’ lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’) appear in early summer and will bring butterflies and bees to your garden space. See plant details in our Plant Finder.

One of the cold hardiest of the English lavenders, ‘Hidcote’ doesn’t do well with the high humidity of the Southeast. This native to the Mediterranean loves a sunny spot that drains well.


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When planting, use a soil-based compost mixed with horticultural sand. And raise containers during winter so excess water can drain away.

'Hidcote' can grow to a height of 20 inches and works well in cut-flower and dried-flower arrangements. With its deep, highly scented purple flowers and silver-gray leaves, Hidcote' can be used with other forms of lavender to create a lovely spot to relax within your garden space. See more details in Plant Finder.


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2 Comments About this Article

  • HGTVPaul
    One of my favorite flowers for the garden, but then I think anything that will attract bees is a good thing. How far north have you gardeners been able to grow this?

    Posted 2 years ago

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  • Betty Smith
    I grew lavender in Crescent City, CA, just south of the Oregon border. It did well there!

    Posted 9 months ago

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