Lavandula Angustifolia Hidcote is a compact form of the popular English lavender. It produces dense spikes of fragrant, deep violet summer flowers above slender, aromatic, silvery-grey leaves. It is possibly the best lavender for edging paths and borders and the aromatic foliage perfumes the air if you brush against it. It also works well in a gravel garden, or clipped into a formal sphere for a contemporary look. The flower-spikes are highly attractive to bees and other nectar-loving insects.
Cut back the stalks after the flowers have faded. Carefully trim back in April, taking care not to cut into old wood.
· Full sun
· Moderately fertile, well-drained soil
· Average rate of growth
· Flowers July to September