Lavender – Hidcote

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A compact variety of the popular English lavender. Hang bunches of flowers to dry and use it in pot-pourri indoors.

RHS Award of Garden Merit winner.

Flowers July-August. Height 50-60cm (20-24″). Middle of border variety. HP – Hardy perennial.

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Description

Latin NameLavandula angustifolia

Sowing Instructions – Sow indoors, February-June, 0.5cm (¼”) deep, in a tray of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse, or on a warm kitchen windowsill. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 21-50 days. Pot on individually, when large enough to handle, to 7.5cm (3″) pots. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out, into well-drained soil, September-October, 30cm (12″) apart. Flowers: July-September, the following year.

Hints and Tips – Lavender is a popular herb for the garden it is prized for both its fragrance and its colour. Lavender is popular amongst beekeepers and produces a delicately scented honey. The flowers are rich in essential oil which is obtained by distillation. Lavender oil is used extensively in perfumery, Roses and Lavender, with a little mint and some lemon juice to activate the alkaloids can make both a brilliant pink dye and very tasty pink lemonade.

Seeds – 100

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