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English Lavender Hidcote, 2ltr

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Lavandula angustifolia hidcote

Thought to be the true English Lavender

Silvery grey leaves provide a perfect contrast to the long spikes of dusky purple flowers that smother the plants through the summer months. Ideal for edging borders or as a low hedge. The flowers can be cut and dried to be used in potpourri, they also make a very good fresh cut flower.

Where?

Hardier than the French varieties. Plant in full sun and a free draining soil or a container placed in a sunny spot.

How?

Good drainage is key so dig grit into the planting hole to help if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use loam based compost mixed with course grit for containers and provide shelter from cold winds. Trim lightly after flowering to maintain shape.

Plant details

Item Number: 504259

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In depth plant information

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Plant type Herb, Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 65 cm - 80 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 80 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 75 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Garden edging, Gravel garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Sowing March - June

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£8.99

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Typically available

From March to September

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