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Characteristics:'Hidcote' is a smaller, English Lavender that is perennial in zones 5-8. Sweetly scented, this variety's dark purple, almost navy blue blooms, are aromatic and wonderful in arrangements.
Light: Hidcote Lavender plants prefer full sun
Water: As with most Lavenders, 'Hidcote' is drought resistant and does not need much water. In fact, over watering is one of the biggest mistakes made when growing Lavender, since this tends to promote disease and root rot.
Soil: 'Hidcote', similarly to other varieties, will thrive in dry, loamy soil that drains well. Drainage is key with this herb, as Lavender hates "wet feet" and will not survive long if kept in moist soil.
Use: 'Hidcote' lavender has many medicinally beneficial attributes, and its antibacterial and collagen regenerating agents make its soothing oil indispensable when treating burns and minor wounds. Also a fragrant culinary herb, try adding 'lavender hidcote' to your favorite summer drink or salad to add a lovely layer of flavor.
Extras: Deer and pest resistant.