Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue'

1-Quart
Item #49653
$18.95 $15.00
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The Most Popular English Lavender in the U.S.

Lavender angustifolia (English lavender) is one of the richest in essential oils, meaning more fragrance power both fresh and dried. And the beloved Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue' cultivar has a more erect, compact habit and darker flowers than many others, making it ideal for hedges.

The fresh flowers can be crystalized and used in candies and cakes; dried flowers are used in potpourris and sachets; oils are used in creams and perfumes. But most important, Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue' is a fine garden performer, prepared to flower over a long season in well-drained, slightly dry soil receiving full sun.

An evergreen perennial, Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue' has a subtle blue-green color and a sweet fragrance. Reaching 12- to 18-inches-high and wide, it boasts 2½-inch, linear, downy leaves on strong stems. The leaves open white then turn a pale gray-blue-green color. In summer they are topped by dark purple blooms that attract butterflies and bees.

Grow Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue' in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in an open, sunny spot. Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadhead after flowering.

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Genus Lavandula
Species angustifolia
Variety 'Hidcote Blue'
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer
Habit Mound-shaped
Plant Height 12 in - 18 in
Plant Width 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Flower, Fragrance, Herbs, Long Bloomers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers
Bloom Color Dark Lavender
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Deer Resistance
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cuisine, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor, Potpourri
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Canada, Guam, Hawaii

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