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Lavender 'Hidcote'
Lavender 'Hidcote'

Our Price: $8.95
ZONE: 5-11
SIZE: 24"H x 24"S
BLOOM: Deep Purple, Summer - Early Fall

Availability: Spring 2020

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Hidcote Lavender Plants

Lavandula Angustifolia

A true English lavender noted for its long lasting-sweet scent, Hidcote Lavender is a highly aromatic, smaller variety of common lavender. Hidcote flowers are darker than most other varieties, which lends the common name "Hidcote Blue" as they seem navy blue at times. Contrasting with the more compact, silvery foliage, Hidcote makes a stunning addition to your garden, in arrangements, or as a culinary garnish.

Prized for its ability to retain its scent long after being dried or cut, it is a favorite ingredient for potpourris. The essential oils are extracted and used in soaps, perfumes and shampoos,and Aromatherapy products. As a culinary herb, its blooms can be used to flavor salads, desserts, drinks and stews.

English Lavender

Ancient Romans used it in their public baths to infuse the warm water with its scent, giving it the name "Lavender" meaning "to wash". Bunches of Lavender were often scattered in the streets to ward off the plague and other diseases during the Medieval days.

Medicinally 'Hidcote' has traditionally been used to cure headaches and depression, and its oils are often seen in modern day spas for its calming, stress relieving effect. It not only has a soothing effect on one's nerves, but the 'Munstead' and 'Hidcote Lavender' varieties actually help heal minor wounds and burns. Lavender's healing properties were discovered in 1928 by French chemist, Rene-Maurice Gattefosse when he accidentally applied Lavender oil to a burn he sustained while in his lab. He noted that the burn did not get infected and healed much quicker than usual. This was the first time that modern medicine had recognized Lavender's healing potential and documented its anti fungal, antibacterial and collagen rebuilding abilities.

Hidcote Lavender Plant Care Tips:

  • Well drained soil - lavenders will not tolerate poor drainage so add sand if you need to improve the quality of your soil. Most lavender 'deaths' occur because of wet roots. An alkaline soil is best.
  • They cannot tolerate humidity: damp, still air makes them susceptible to fungus ailments
  • Lavenders need full sun- 6 to 8 hours of sunshine for these Mediterranean natives
Zones: 5 - 11

Size for Sale: 24"H x 24"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Deep Purple, Summer - Early Fall

Uses: A long lasting aromatic herb, 'Hidcote' produces beautiful dark purple flowers that can be used for stress relief or added to salads. When applied to minor wounds or burns, the collagen rebuilding properties and antibacterial agents in Hidcote's oils help clean and promote new skin growth.

Tips: Lavender Hidcote's tough, fibrous root system makes it an ideal plant for eroding hillsides and embankments. Make sure not to over water, as Lavender prefers dry, loamy soil.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 No go July 8, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from PA  
Again, arrived promptly, well packaged, healthy looking plants. Got in the ground next day, never did much., still waiting. Rain may be a factor, wet not much sun.

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3 of 5 Several tend to die June 3, 2019
Reviewer: Michael Cosenza from Kelseyville , CA United States  
If you don’t transplant next day , many will die even when out of box has been my experience..

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5 of 5 Wonderful! April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Melinda from Castalian Springs, TN United States  
Very healthy plant and seems to be taking to the soil well. I am looking forward to seeing it flower.

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5 of 5 Nice plants! April 30, 2019
Reviewer: perfect cowgirl from Brightwood, VA  
The lavender plants were large and healthy when they arrived.  Beautiful lavender that I know will do well.

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5 of 5 3 is a charm June 25, 2018
Reviewer: marilyn ackerman from Marianna, FL United States  
This is the 3rd time I have tried to grow lavender, but the first from your company.   I can tell the difference already.  From the time it arrived, I knew this was going to be a winner and so far that is the case.  It is growing well and ah the aroma is fantastic.

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