Lavender - Hidcote

Lavender - Hidcote

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Lavender angustifolia

Hidcote Lavender is a hardy compact perennial growing to 30cm high.  It is an English variety that produces an abundance of beautiful deep purple flowers with silver grey foliage.

Highly attractive to bees and butterflies, the flowers are wonderful dried as well.

Sow seed in shallow seed trays and just barely cover the seeds with soil.  Use a light soil or a vermiculite blend.  Keep the seeds moist but not overly wet.  Sow in Spring, Summer and early Autumn.   It can take one to three months for lavender seeds to germinate, so start early and be patient. Also, be prepared to germinate them indoors. Lavender seeds will need warm temperatures, between 18-21 C.  

The lavender seedlings will be ready to transplant once they have several leaves per plant. The first year of growth will not be impressive, but by year two expect to have large, blooming lavender plants.

20 seeds per packet