Telford, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Common name   English lavender
Hardiness Zone   5 to 8
Sun   Full sun (only)
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color   Deep purple
Bloom Time   June - August
Height   1 to 1.5 feet

General Culture:
Grow in average, dry to medium, well-drained, alkaline soil in full sun. Well-drained soils are required, particularly in winter. Root rot commonly attacks plants grown in poorly drained soils. Prefers a light, sandy soil with somewhat low fertility.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
This is a semi-woody plant that typically grows to 1.5-3’. Narrow, gray-green leaves on square stems. Flowers appear in terminal spikes in late spring to early summer. Both foliage and flowers are highly aromatic. Leaves are evergreen in warm winter climates. ‘Hidcote’ is a compact mounded form typically growing to 20" tall and featuring deep purple-blue flowers and gray foliage. May be kept dense with regular pruning.
Susceptible to leaf spot and root rot. Plants may not survive in winter if soils are not well-drained and/or if temperatures dip below zero degrees without protective snow cover.
This is a versatile garden perennial that should be considered for a wide variety of uses and not just relegated to a corner of the herb garden. Lavender flowers and gray-green leaves provide mid-summer color and contrast to the perennial border front, rock garden, herb garden or scented garden. Can be particularly effective when massed. Also effective as an edger or low hedge in some areas.