English Lavender Hidcote
Seen in some of the swankiest gardens across the country, lavender ‘Hidcote’ is the classic, hardy English Lavender, and will transform your garden with colour and incredible fragrance! The silvery grey foliage and pure purple blooms are packed with a heady scent and will provide you a colourful spectacle from early to mid-summer. ‘Hidcote’ is one of the most aromatic varieties, grown widely in the fragrance market, yet is a great garden variety too. The purple flowers are also a magnet to bees, butterflies, and other beneficial creatures, which will have your garden buzzing with wildlife – literally! Growing up to 60cm tall, a hedge of traditional English lavender can be used in many ways. Try planting it around beds, borders, or paths, to divide up parts of your garden or to make an eye-catching parterre or knot garden space plants 30cm apart. Once established, a lavender hedge is extremely drought tolerant. Keep it in great shape by pruning twice a year; trim lightly in mid to late summer, removing spent flower heads. Prune again in early spring, removing about 2.5cm of growth. You can even cut the stems to make fragrant indoor dried displays! Supplied as a collection of 10 established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant.