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Lavender ‘Hidcote Blue’ / Lavandula angustifolia / Seeds

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Lavender ‘Hidcote Blue’ / Lavandula angustifolia / Seeds

A great dwarf variety of English Lavender with aromatic leaves and flowers.  This variety has the deepest blue flowerheads from June to September, held on sturdy stems that face towards the direction of the sun.   Hidcote Blue has a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

This is a great plant for most gardens, from the herb garden to low hedging along paths, to pots and borders.  Plants grow to a height of 30 – 50cm.  The leaves and flowers can be picked for drying, and the flowerheads can be used in teas and for cooking.


Lavender ‘Hidcote Blue’ thrives best in a warm sunny spot and in well drained soil.  It attracts many pollinating insects.

 

Pack of 200 seeds.  Sow autumn in a coldframe or unheated greenhouse or anytime, preferably, but not essentially following 4-6 weeks in a fridge.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy evergreen perennial (RHS Hardiness H5)
Flowers June to September
Height 30 - 50cm
Spread 25 - 45cm
Conditions  Sun and well drained soil
Sow

Sow outside in autumn or anytime indoors.  Sow in autumn in a tray of seed compost and over-winter in a cold frame or unheated greenhouse.  Seedlings emerge in early spring.  Or sow anytime, keeping the tray of seeds in a fridge for 4-6 weeks and then at 18-20°C.  Seedlings emerge from 3 weeks onwards.  Pinch out the growing tips of seedlings once established, to encourage bushier plants.  Transplant the seedlings into pots and then into the garden after the last frost in a sunny position.

Grow Plants need little care once established.  Trim back plants after flowering, removing the current year’s growth.  Do not cut back too hard into the woody parts of the plant, as stems may not regrow.  Plants are not generally troubled by pests and diseases.  Semi-ripe cuttings take very easily in summer.