Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (2002)
Good for pollinators
Common Name : English lavender 'Hidcote'Family : LamiaceaeType : Sub-shrubHabit : Clump-formingHeight : 10-50 cmSpread : 10-50 cmFlower colour : Violet BlueFlowering from : Juneto AugustFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Siver-greenHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be ShelteredFragrant
‘Hidcote’ is a bushy dwarf evergreen shrub with narrow, silvery-grey leaves and small deep violet-purple flowers in dense, aromatic spikes 3-4cm in length.
A wonderful low growing plant with dark violet flowers and strong, grey green foliage. ‘Hidcote’ was introduced by Major Lawrence Johnston and named after Hidcote Manor in Glouscestershire.
It first received a Royal Horticultural Society award of garden merit in 1932 and was re-confirmed in trials in 2002 when it held as leader of the pack against all of the newly introduced lavenders.