Lavender 'Hidcote' - Lavandula angustifolia
Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is a favourite of oil producers and cooks. Lavender 'Hidcote' is a compact plant growing to 50cm. It is packed with bright purple-blue flowers. The needle-like foliage is grayish green, providing an amazing backdrop to the blooms. The summer blooms are attractive to numerous pollinating insects. Lavender needs well-draining soil, preferably slightly sandy and a sunny location. Hidcote cannot tolerate humidity and will not perform well in areas that are overly moist. In areas with higher humidity, provide plenty of ventilation.
Excellent cut flower and suitable for drying.