We're sure you don't need us to tell you why the Lavender is such a popular evergreen plant, but it's definitely got something to do with its beautiful purple flowers and calming aroma. The Hidcote variety is great for low hedges and borders, but can also be grown in containers that brighten up your patio. It'll attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies to your garden - who can resist their sweet scent after all.
Did you know this compact variety of English Lavender is named after Laurence Johnston's famous Hidcote Manor Gardens in Gloucestershire? Now you do!
Position your Lavender shrub in full sun to see it thrive and make sure it has well-drained soil. Expect to see it flower from July to September. Whilst all lavender plants are technically classed as evergreen, the cooler English weather means your shrub may have a dormancy period from early autumn until late spring where foliage turns brown.
How to keep me happy
Plant size: W13cm x H30cm, W23cm x H40cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Ideal for: I'm happy in a pot or a flowerbed
Position in: I like basking in full sunshine
Pollinator: The bees and butterflies love me
Easy to grow: I'm a low maintenance plant
Scented: I'll help your garden to smell lovely
Jo's Top Tip
Fancy getting creative? The flowers on the Lavender Hidcote are excellent for arts and crafts as when dried, they keep their bright purple colouring.