Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ is the well known deep blue flowered English Lavender, loved by gardeners for decades, commonly planted throughout the country. Favoured for its fairly compact habit and deep blue flowers, Lavandular angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ does best when planted in a sunny position in fertile, free draining soil. For me, ‘Hidcote’ is a good Lavender, not always the fastest to get going in the spring, shrinking somewhat during the winter months, but making up for it with its dazzling display of bright, deep blue flowes during mid-late summer.
As with all Lavenders, cut back reasonably hard immediately after flowering to maintain dense, compact growth. Plant in full sun in free draining soil – if like me you have clay soil, add lots of organic matter to improve soil structure and encourage works to aerate the soil naturally. Hardy and easy to grow.