Lavender 'Hidcote' is the classic, hardy English perennial, and this much-loved cottage garden favourite will transform your garden with colour and incredible fragrance and flower power! Named after the world-famous garden in The Cotswolds and awarded the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, this compact variety is a proven winner in UK gardens. Suitable for edging a path or for planting as a fragrant hedge or garden border where its magnificent scent will delight anyone who walks past!
A perfect solution to attract bees and other pollinators into your garden, Lavender makes an ideal companion plant if you grow your own fruit and veg It'll stay compact too, reaching 45-60cm (1-2ft) tall so won't take over your garden either.
Very hardy, incredibly easy to grow and drought tolerant, a top growing tip is to clip lavender back lightly after the flowers have faded in late summer. Cut the stems back by a few inches, but not so far that the stems are bare of live foliage, and plants will then have time to produce new shoots before winter dormancy. The clippings can then be uses to make fragrant indoor displays and potpourri!
This drought-tolerant plant will thrive in a sunny border, container, herb or gravel gardens. If you garden on heavy clay, it is worth adding some grit to improve drainage and to open the soil up. Space plants 90cm (3ft) apart, or if growing a hedge, 30cm (1ft) apart or, 45cm (18in) for larger cultivars. Lavender can be grown in large pots, 30-40cm (1ft-16in) diameter, using a multipurpose or loam-based compost such as JI No 3, with some extra coarse grit, (up to 30%), to improve drainage, along with some controlled release fertiliser granules.
Supplied as 20 x super-sized, Garden-Ready plants to provide you with fast results for the minimum amount of effort they've been lovingly nurtured and grown on so that they are ready to plant out immediately. Your lavender plants will be delivered to you in time to create fabulous and long-lasting displays – just plant them straight into your pots, hanging baskets or beds and borders and look forward to great displays with absolutely no fuss.