Lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia

How to grow Lavender 'Hidcote'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Cutting off old flower heads promotes second flush of flowers. Trim stems back after flowering to keep plant compact.
take care not to cut into old wood
Old plants easily become untidy and will need replacing

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Hidcote is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ideally plant in sandy, loamy and silty soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.0 as Hidcote likes to be in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing Hidcote from seed

Can be grown from seed but easier from cuttings with a heel taken in mid summer.
Strike into gritty compost in a clay pot

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 15°C / 59°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Hidcote about 1 days after your last frost date.

Transplanting Hidcote

Likes borders, tubs and containers in sun on well drained soil, use to edge a path or make a low hedge

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Hidcote is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Hidcote

Lavender flowers can be harvested just as they begin to open to dry for pillows and sachets or for culinary use

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid summer.

Lavender Hidcote Etymology

Angustifolius is Latin for "thin"or “narrow”.1

Other Names for Lavender 'Hidcote'

Hidcote Blue, Hidcote Dwarf