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Lavender - 'Hidcote'

Our Ref No : 1625 £3.50 Stock : 10 Availability: In Stock
English Lavender. Great in a mixed border, herb bed & signature pots. Looks great planted en-masse to edge pathways and drives. Adored by bees, butterflies & moths. Add plenty of grit to planting hole. Culinary uses are endless. Goes well in sweet or savory dishes. Flowers should be picked & left to dry by hanging upside down.
Genus: Lavandula
Species: angustifolia
Plant type: shrub herb
Life cycle: evergreen semi-evergreen perennial
Hardiness: Fully hardy: the plant can tolerate temperatures down to about -15C or 5F.
Leaf colour when growing: silver shades
Leaf shape: linear to lanceolate
Leaf arrangement: opposite
Approx leaf length (cm): 5
Can be grown from: Seeds, Division, Stem cuttings
Propagation: semi-ripe cuttings
Soil conditions: Light to medium deep, shallow well drained soil with low salinity and moderately fertile.
Water needs: Semi-moist conditions to dry conditions
Light requirements: Full sun
Cultivation methods: They will prefer full sun with fertile, well-drained soil; they will thrive in both acidic and alkaline soils. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings in the summer.
Natural habitat: Dry grassy slopes amongst rocks, in exposed, usually parched, hot rocky situations often on calcareous soils.
Interest and use: Ground cover, borders, banks, cutting bed, dried arrangements, fragrance Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Min height (m): 0.6
Max height (m): 1
Min spread (m): 0.3
Max spread (m): 1.3
Min pH: 6.0 Slightly acid
Max pH: 8.5 Quite alkaline
Flower type: dense spikes
Flower colour: blue-mauve
Size of inflorescence: Medium (3 to 10 cm)
Profusion of flowers: Profuse
Fragrance: pleasant
Spring colour: silver green
Summer colour: silver green bluish
Autumn colour: silver green bluish
Min growing temp (C): 7
Max growing temp (C): 28
Min optimum temp (C): 15
Growth habit: upright spreading clump
Climatic zone: 7
Origin: Mediterranean
Blooming time start: Early summer
Blooming time end: Early autumn