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Hidcote Blue English Lavender

Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote Blue'

SKU
00916
This versatile, fragrant evergreen shrub has many uses beyond the herb garden! Deep purple flower spikes above mounds of gray-green foliage provide great color to the front of shrub borders or spotted into the rock garden. Highly effective in mass plantings. Useful for perfumes, sachets, oils and medicinal purposes.
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5-9

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Full sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationlav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Green Roof, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBlack-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Rose (Rosa); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)

Thrives in lean, loose, fast-draining, slightly alkaline soil; avoid heavy, soggy soils. Plant with crowns slightly above soil level. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Prune back by one-half after flowering to encourage rebloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

Good to grow!