Is Hidcote lavender the same as English lavender?
It belongs to the English group, which is probably the most well known. These are native to the Mediterranean but Hidcote is the hardiest of the English cultivars. It is a true lavender that has been cultivated for its oil and dried flowers.
Is the Hidcote lavender a annual?
Evergreen in warm winter climates, it typically grows in a bushy shrub, up to 12-20 in. tall (30-50 cm) and spreads up to 20-24 in. (50-60 cm). This perennial is very versatile and can also be used in perennial borders, containers, rock gardens or herb gardens.
How long does Hidcote lavender last?
Flowering. Lavender Hidcote flowers in the Spring or early Summer usually in May or June and the flowers last for around 4 weeks.
Which is better munstead or Hidcote?
Munstead or Hidcote? Hidcote lavender has a deeper, violet-blue color for the flowers and the flower head is more compact. The foliage is silver-gray and changes color slightly through the seasons. Munstead flowers are somewhat ‘looser’ and lighter in color.
Will Hidcote lavender grow in shade?
Lavenders do not grow well in shade. Lavenders require full sun and drier conditions in terms of humidity and drainage. Lavenders that receive less then 6 hours of sun in the growing season produce less flowers, poor growth and can die.
Should I deadhead Hidcote lavender?
Deadheading. This is optional but recommended, as you will encourage a stronger second flush of flowers if you cut off the spent flower stalks right after the first flush of flowers around the end of June.
How far apart should Lavender Hidcote be planted?
Plant 12-15ins (30-38cm) apart.
How far apart should I plant lavender Hidcote?
What is Hidcote Lavandula?
Lavandula ‘Hidcote’ is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, birds, butterflies/moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers and has seeds for birds.
How do you take care of Lavandula Hidcote?
For best results, grow Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ in well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back the flower stalks after they have finished, and then trim back plants in April, if necessary.
Can I plant Hidcote lavender?
Gardeners growing lavender at the northernmost edges of its range can plant ‘Hidcote’ for its improved ability to survive winter and reappear the following spring.
What does a Hidcote plant look like?
‘Hidcote’ is a compact mounded form typically growing to 20” tall and featuring deep purple-blue flowers and gray foliage. May be kept dense with regular pruning.