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Lavender Hidcote

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'Hidcote' is a compact English Lavender that grows only 18-20 inches tall, with highly fragrant, deep purple-blue flowers. Excellent for both fresh and dried bouquets, this lavender attracts bees and butterflies but repels deer and rabbits. Perfect for hot, dry sites and drought tolerant once established. Great choice for container plantings. (Lavandula angustifolia)

Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Fragrant
Fragrant
Containers
Containers
Dried Flowers
Dried Flowers
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size 18-20" tall, 18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
SKU ABLBBXX

Plant Information

18-20" tall x 18" wide. Lavender Hidcote is a standout English variety known for its strong fragrance and winter hardiness. Gardeners growing lavender at the northernmost edges of its range can plant Hidcote for its improved ability to survive winter and reappear the following spring. Tall, purple-blue flower spikes add visual interest to garden borders, walkways, and rock gardens, and also make this lavender a great choice for mass plantings - expect to attract a lot of pollinators wherever you plant it! Hidcote has a notably-high essential oil content and is often used for making soap, potpourris, sachets and dried floral arrangements. Also a great choice for culinary uses.

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Success with Lavender:

Originating in the Mediterranean, lavender prefers hot sunny days, dry air, and non-enriched, well-drained soil. While that’s great news for those gardening in the West, nowadays lavender can also be successfully grown in higher-humidity areas of the East and Pacific Northwest very successfully by remembering its basic needs. Be sure to pick a variety that is matched to your area. Depending upon your location and your desired use, there are lavenders for almost any setting. Next, follow the four basic elements to ensure lavender success:

1. SUN Lavender loves sun. Plant them in a sunny location where there is plenty of air circulation. Six to eight hours of sun is best, but some afternoon shade is fine in the hotter climates of the Southwest.

2. AIR Good air circulation is essential, especially in areas of high humidity. Lavender is not fond of damp, still air, which makes it prone to root rot. In humid areas, plant them with ample spacing, keeping in mind the mature size of your plant when in bloom and allowing for a bit extra space for good circulation.

3. SOIL Well-drained soil. This is perhaps the most important factor in success with lavender. One rule of thumb from is that the soil should be loose enough to dig with your hands, and not cake-like. You can add sand or small gravel to recreate this consistency if your soil is too compact. In areas where drainage may be a problem, mound the soil up to create a raised row or stand-alone mound.

In humid areas especially, a 1-2” mulch of pea sized gravel or white sand will do two things – it will help improve drainage, and it will reflect heat and light back up into the plant. More heat = more fragrant blooms! If you use a weed barrier, make sure it is breathable so the soil can drain and the roots can breathe. Gardeners struggling with growing lavender successfully in humid areas are encouraged to try planting Lavender Phenomenal.

4. WATER During the first year of your lavender’s growth it needs to establish a good root system. It will require regular watering (unless you’re experiencing healthy rain fall). Starting in the second year, your lavender will need less water, as it becomes the water-thrifty plant you’re hoping for, but to get there it needs to grow deep roots in year one. By the end of year three it will have reached its mature size and shouldn’t need any extra water. If water is needed, water in the morning, and deeply, to help root growth. A mature lavender plant is happy with only 9-12 inches of rain per year, but remember, with the right variety and good drainage lavender can thrive with more water.

Learn How to Grow Lavender in Detail.

Associated SKUs
ABLBBXX
96PER (Plant - 2.5" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLBB31 (Plant - 3" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Lavender
Botanical Name Lavandula angustifolia
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 18-20" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Silver
Foliage Silvery gray foliage.
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Fragrant, Containers, Dried Flowers, Plants for Small Spaces
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsLavender Hidcote
 
3.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fragrant (15)
  • Low maintenance (9)
  • Long bloom time (8)
  • Reliable growth (8)
  • Vivid colors (7)

Cons

  • Slow growth (3)
  • Small in size (3)

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
  • Border control (6)
  • Outdoors (6)
  • Raised beds (5)
  • Containers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (9), Getting started (7), Casual hobbyist (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful!

These lavender plants had a very successful first year. Four out of the five plants grew quickly and flourished immediately. The fifth plant was a bit more shy about it but ended up doing...Read complete review

These lavender plants had a very successful first year. Four out of the five plants grew quickly and flourished immediately. The fifth plant was a bit more shy about it but ended up doing wonderfully as well once I gave it a little extra food. The fragrance is very subtle at this point but I hope that continues to increase as well. I alternated these with some of the Indian Summer Black Eyed Susans and the appearance together is just stunning. Love my lavender!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Time will tell

Planted in a formal circular bed with roses and cone flowers. Not all flowered this year. Those that did were too small to make an impact. Hoping for better results next year. It...Read complete review

Planted in a formal circular bed with roses and cone flowers. Not all flowered this year. Those that did were too small to make an impact. Hoping for better results next year. It would be useful to indicate how old the plant in the picture is to monitor growth expectations ie size at shipping, first year, second year etc.

Reviewed by 24 customers

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1.0

Didn't grow

By 

from Bloomfield MI

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Unattractive

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

    Never grew stayed about the same size they don't look good
    Dont think they will survive the winter

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    not what I expected

    By 

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

    It is short

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Don't know.

    By 

    from Minersville, PA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Small In Size

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

    The plant arrived very small but healthy. Two weeks after planting it died. So I gave it 3 stars because I don't know what it would have looked or smelled like. Just wanted to be fair.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not really impress.

    By 

    from St. Louis, Missouri

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

      Cons

      • Small In Size

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

      One of two have serived Missouri weather.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love the Lavender!

      By 

      from Madison, AL

      About Me Getting Started

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Filled In Fastbeautiful
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

        Wasn't sure it was gonna make it through the summer heat, but it did great! Grew fast and as big as the pot I put it in! Love it!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful!

        By 

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Fragrant
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

          These lavender plants had a very successful first year. Four out of the five plants grew quickly and flourished immediately. The fifth plant was a bit more shy about it but ended up doing wonderfully as well once I gave it a little extra food. The fragrance is very subtle at this point but I hope that continues to increase as well. I alternated these with some of the Indian Summer Black Eyed Susans and the appearance together is just stunning. Love my lavender!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          So sad

          By 

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Fragrant
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Small In Size

          Best Uses

            Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

            This plant died 1 week after I planted it....so disappointed!!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            3.0

            Time will tell

            By 

            from Wilder TN

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Healthy
            • Well packaged

            Cons

            • Not All Flowered

            Best Uses

            • Formal Display

            Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

            Planted in a formal circular bed with roses and cone flowers. Not all flowered this year. Those that did were too small to make an impact. Hoping for better results next year. It would be useful to indicate how old the plant in the picture is to monitor growth expectations ie size at shipping, first year, second year etc.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!~~

            By 

            from Virginia

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Fragrant
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Prepyoursoil
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • NO Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors
            • Patio
            • Pool Area

            Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

            First, lavender arrived in a super packaging presentation. All were healthy and beautiful and the box smelled good as I opened it. I had prepared my area well in advance, did my research online. I took them down to the garden and put them in and did water at the beginning of their arrival. This area of Virginia was doused with rain and I only watered if we were several days without rain and then not a soaking more of a sip. Not only did these grow they bloomed!!!! I am so happy!!! They did awesome.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exploded in size!

            By 

            from Rockville, MD

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

            Pros

            • Fragrant
            • Long Bloom Time
            • Low Maintenance
            • Pest Resistant
            • Reliable Growth
            • Vivid Colors

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Raised Beds

              Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

              Grew really fast nice blooms.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great lavender - can't wait for maturity

              By 

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fragrant

              Cons

              • Requires Gardening Experience

              Best Uses

              • Border Control

              Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

              I ordered 90 lavender plants with which to line a long path. Once the plants mature and become well established it will look wonderful. The plants were very small when they arrived, and a few did not acclimate successfully to being in the groung; I will have to replace those. Most of the rest are holding their own, and several have grown exponentially since planted in June. I am happy with their growth generally, but am apprehensive, as I am about all new plants, about how they'll do over their first winter.

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              It died

              By 

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

              I bought this at the end of the season, on sale. The plant arrived rootbound. I've never seen so many roots outside a container, a half inch mat of roots. After cutting off the roots, I finally got it out of the container and into the ground. It died quickly.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Charming!

              By 

              from Fair Grove, MO

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

              Plants were very small upon arrival but thrived and bloomed well. Great for a sunny garden

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great looking plant!

              By 

              from Wendell, NC

              About Me Casual Hobbyist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fragrant
              • Long Bloom Time
              • Low Maintenance
              • Pest Resistant
              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control
                • Containers
                • Cut Flowers
                • Erosion Control
                • Raised Beds

                Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                We use this plant and sedums between our knock rose bushes. It has great color, awesome frangrance, and fills in nice.

                 
                5.0

                Absolutely Wonderful

                By 

                from Brunswick, MD

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fragrant
                • Long Bloom Time
                • Low Maintenance
                • Pest Resistant
                • Reliable Growth
                • Vivid Colors

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Containers
                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                  My Lavender plants arrived in amazingly good condition. Perfectly packaged to minimize trauma during shipment. They were extremely healthy looking and have prospered and grown to many times their original size in just a few months. I will continue to order from American Meadows and have recommended them to others.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  It died.

                  By 

                  from Sacramento

                  About Me Casual Hobbyist

                  Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                  I bought this at the end of the season, at a large discount. It arrived with a huge root ball outside of the container. I had to cut it off to get the plant out of the container. I finally got it out of the container and into the ground. It died within a week.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  beautiful!

                  By 

                  from Saegertown, PA

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                  • Slow Growth

                  Best Uses

                  • Border Control

                  Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                  Would buy more next year

                   
                  5.0

                  Love it!

                  By 

                  from Princeton, NJ

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Pros

                  • Fragrant
                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Reliable Growth

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                    I put it together with my roses. Looks just gorges! I don't have much time and experiences and these plant suits me well because of the low maintenance.

                     
                    5.0

                    long bloomer

                    By 

                    from Campbellsville, KY

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Pros

                    • Fragrant
                    • Long Bloom Time
                    • Low Maintenance
                    • Pest Resistant
                    • Reliable Growth
                    • Vivid Colors

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Border Control
                      • Containers
                      • Cut Flowers
                      • Erosion Control
                      • Large Areas
                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                      One of the longest blooming, best performers in my garden. Love the fragrance! Will definitly use again.

                       
                      5.0

                      These 6 plants have performed very well.

                      By 

                      from Newark, OH

                      About Me Master Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Fragrant
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Pest Resistant
                      • Reliable Growth
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                      • Slow Growth

                      Best Uses

                      • Border Control
                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                      I like the size of this lavender...not so tall.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      good plant for zone 5,6

                      By 

                      from central OHIO

                      About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

                      Pros

                      • Fragrant
                      • Long Bloom Time
                      • Low Maintenance
                      • Vivid Colors

                      Cons

                      • Slow Growth

                      Best Uses

                      • Needs good drainage
                      • Raised Beds

                      Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                      I use this plant to attact butterflies and is easy to grow

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Patience will paid off !

                      By 

                      from Conroe TX

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Pros

                      • Fragrant
                      • Reliable Growth

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Containers

                        Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                        [...] . I received healthy plant that are doing well , small plants but I'm taking good care of them , I'll see them grow !

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Hidcote a Beautiful Coat

                        By 

                        from Cowansville ,PA

                        About Me Casual Hobbyist

                        Pros

                        • Fragrant
                        • Long Bloom Time
                        • Low Maintenance
                        • Pest Resistant
                        • Reliable Growth

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Border Control
                          • Erosion Control

                          Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                          I used the Hidcote lavender as a border around a water feature in a moderately sunlight area. It arrived heathy and has grown beautifully. I have havested its fragrant stems a couple of times this summer and it contnues to produce. The size has increased tenfold. I am very pleased.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          cant wait to receive my next order!

                          By 

                          from iowa

                          About Me Avid Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Fragrant

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Garden
                            • Indoors

                            Comments about American Meadows Lavender Hidcote:

                            I am experimenting with the thought of a lavender farm for a fun retirement project.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                            • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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