Hidcote Lavender Live Plants & Plugs – Lavandula angustifolia
$6.00 – $15.00
Indulge in the sweet and intoxicating fragrance of Hidcote lavender all summer long. This cultivar has been grown for over 50 years and remains one of the most popular choices today. Its deep violet-purple flower spikes and compact habit make it an excellent choice for edging. Hidcote is very similar to the popular cultivar ‘Munstead.’
Lavender has been cultivated for centuries for its intensely fragrant flowers and beautiful appearance. It is a staple item in every sunny garden, and its dried flowers are widely used in potpourris and arrangements.
Hidcote lavender grows up to 16-18 inches tall with a spread of 12-15 inches. It is hardy in zones 5-9 and features purple shades of flowers and green foliage. This variety requires full sun for optimal growth, has low water needs, and can tolerate poor soil quality. Its moderate growth rate makes it a great option for borders, containers, and mass plantings. Hidcote lavender is deer and rabbit resistant, and it attracts butterflies and bees, making it a great addition to any pollinator garden.
Lavender must be grown in full sun to produce flowers, so it thrives in hot, dry areas where other plants struggle. Hidcote lavender grows best in well-draining, poor, gravelly soil, and enriching the soil during planting should be avoided. Sharp drainage, especially in winter, is essential for preventing crown rot. Other than that, Hidcote lavender is known to have few problems with pests and diseases. Shearing back the evergreen foliage in early spring will rejuvenate plants and stimulate new growth.
Height: 16.0-18.0 Inches
Spread: 12.0-15.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Silver/grey shades
Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Water Requirements: Low Water Needs
Soil Quality: Poor Soil Quality
Soil Chemistry: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0), Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
Bloomtime: Midsummer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Attracts Wings: Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Seasonal Interest: Dried Seed Heads, Evergreen
Growth Rate: Medium
Garden Style: Patio Container, Eclectic, Formal
Other Features: Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Fragrant Flowers, Fragrant Foliage, Mass Planting, Focal Point
Origin: Not Native to North America
Hidcote lavender has won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit twice, in 1993 and 2001.
Fun fact: Though lavender is often used in potpourri, its flowers are also edible. They add a sweetly perfumed to spicy taste in both savory and sweet foods and drinks.
Order now and add the sweet fragrance of Hidcote lavender to your garden. You’ll receive expert growing tips for a successful planting experience.
For outdoor growing, the ideal time to plant Hidcote lavender is in the spring, after the last frost date in your area. This variety is a hardy plant that can tolerate some cold weather, but it’s best to avoid planting it during the winter months. Provide full sun, well-draining soil, and moderate watering for optimal growth.
When growing Hidcote lavender indoors, make sure to place your plant in a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight every day. You can also supplement the natural light with grow lights to ensure your plant gets enough light to thrive. Lavender requires well-draining soil and moderate watering, so allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Avoid overwatering, as lavender does not like to sit in soggy soil. You can also fertilize your lavender plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
With proper care, you can enjoy the beauty and fragrance of Hidcote lavender both indoors and outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice plant enthusiast, our variable-sized plants from plugs to larger sizes are perfect for any level of experience. Order now and receive expert growing tips to ensure a successful planting experience.
What to Do When Your Lavender Plant Arrives At Your Doorstep
When your lavender plant arrives at your doorstep, it’s important to allow it to rest for 24 hours in its new environment before watering it. This will give the plant a chance to recover from any stress it may have experienced during shipping. Once you’re ready to water, give the plant a good soak and then allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Remember, overwatering is the most common mistake people make when growing lavender, so be careful not to water too often!
Grow Instructions: Get Your Hands Dirty and Grow Lavender
Get your hands dirty! Fill a pot or garden bed with well-draining soil and make a hole big enough to fit your lavender plant.
Give your lavender a good home! Gently place your plant in the hole and cover the roots with soil. Pat the soil down to make sure your plant is secure.
Show your lavender some love! Lavender likes lots of sunshine, so make sure to place it in a spot that gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. Give it a drink of water when the soil is dry to the touch.
Let your lavender do its thing! Lavender is a low-maintenance plant that doesn’t need a lot of water. Just sit back and watch it grow, and enjoy the beautiful purple-blue flowers and sweet fragrance.
Don’t forget to give your lavender a trim! In the spring, give your lavender a light trim to promote new growth and keep it looking neat and tidy.
Enjoy the benefits of lavender! Use your lavender flowers to make potpourri, sachets, or lavender-infused oil. Or, just sit back and enjoy the calming fragrance of your lavender plant.
Remember, growing lavender is easy and fun! Just give it some sunshine, water, and love, and you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful and fragrant plant.
Important: Watering Frequency
Plug: Water once or twice a week, depending on the size of the plug and the moisture level of the soil. Allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again.
Small pot (3-inch or 4-inch): Water once a week or when the soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater, as lavender does not like to sit in soggy soil.
Medium pot (6-inch to 8-inch): Water every 10 to 14 days, or when the soil feels dry. Again, avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot and other problems.
Large pot or garden bed: Water deeply once a week or when the soil feels dry. Lavender prefers to be slightly on the dry side, so make sure the soil has good drainage to prevent water from pooling around the roots.
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9. This means that it can tolerate winter temperatures as low as -20 to -10 degrees Fahrenheit (-29 to -23 degrees Celsius) in Zone 5 and as high as 20 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-6 to -1 degrees Celsius) in Zone 9. If you live in a colder climate, it’s important to provide winter protection for your lavender plant, such as mulching the base of the plant or covering it with a protective fabric.
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Specification: Hidcote Lavender Live Plants & Plugs – Lavandula angustifolia