Lavender Hidcote Herb Plant
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
*Plant shown is mature size*
Highly fragrant, deep purple-blue flowers. Makes excellent dried flowers and sachets. Makes beautiful mass plantings. Drought tolerant once established. Add a 1″ thick layer of of mulch over the surface of the soil to keep weeds down.
Common Name: Lavender
USDA Zones: 5–9
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Time: Summer
Fertilizer: Apply a slow release fertilizer in the spring.
Mature size: approx. 2-3' tall and wide.
Resists: Deer and Rabbits.
Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
Pot Size: 4"
Cannot ship to: AA,AE,AP,AS,AZ, CN,FM,GU,HI,MH,MP,PR,PW,VI
Planting & Maintenance
Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the root ball, and place the plant. Add soil back to the hole; lightly tamp the soil, to prevent air pockets from forming and water in the plant.
If you're container-planting, select a pot that's about two sizes larger than your shipped container. Use sandy potting mix, place your plant, and fill with the soil mix, leaving a couple of inches at the top. Give the potted plant a good drink of water and place it in front of a south-facing window or on a sunny patio spot.
Watering: Once your Hidcote is established, it's generally drought tolerant but does like moist soil. If you're not sure when to water, use your index finger. Stick it into the soil and if it feels dry, add just enough water to moisten the area.
Fertilizing: A weekly feeding with liquid fertilizer will improve the flower color as well as encourage prolific flowering.
Pruning: After the lavender is a few years old, prune after the coldest part of winter has passed. Proper pruning will include removing dead or damaged areas and any desired shaping.
Tip: Once the plant is mature, in early Fall, cut the entire plant back by 1/3 to 1/2 of its size to prevent the center of the plant from becoming woody.
Companion Plants: Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)