Old English lavender 'Hidcote'

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' | Also known as: English lavender 'Hidcote', Lavender 'Hidcote' Lavandula vera 'Hidcote', Lavandula officinalis 'Hidcote' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Lavandula angustifolia you'll know as Lavender or English Lavender, a traditional English plant although it actually originated from the western Mediterranean. It's a highly fragrant shrub that has been frequently used for medical purposes and has culinary uses too. It's easy to grow, will survive with very little watering and is frost resistant. The purple flowers give off a strong fragrance so plant it where you pass it by often. The dried flowers can be harvested as they retain their strong scent, and can be used indoors to fragrance a room, added to your bathwater, or put into bags to scent your clothes in your drawers or wardrobe.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.75
Dominant flower colour
  • Purple
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
Foliage in spring
  • Grey-green
Foliage in summer
  • Grey-green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Grey-green
Foliage in winter
  • Grey-green
Awards?
  • Yes, let it smell
Propagation methods
  • semi-ripe cuttings
  • seed
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Compact
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-8
Heat zone
  • H8-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -7
Heat days
  • 30 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Neighbour repellant
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
  • For every season
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
  • Gravel garden
  • Wildlife gardens
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Hedges and screens
  • Edging
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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Lavandula angustifolia

Old English lavender

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Lavandula angustifolia you'll know as Lavender or English Lavender, a traditional English plant although it actually originated from the western Mediterranean. It's a highly fragrant shrub that has been frequently used for medical purposes and has culinary uses too. It's easy to grow, will survive with very little watering and is frost resistant. The purple flowers give off a strong fragrance so plant it where you pass it by often. The dried flowers can be harvested as they retain their strong scent, and can be used indoors to fragrance a room, added to your bathwater, or put into bags to scent your clothes in your drawers or wardrobe.