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Lavandula x intermedia ‘Hidcote Giant’ (Lavender)

Lavender 'Hidcote Giant', Lavandin 'Hidcote Giant'

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Lavandula x Intermedia Hidcote Giant, Lavender 'Hidcote Giant', Lavandin 'Hidcote Giant', Fat Spike Lavender 'Hidcote Giant' , Purple flowers, Drought tolerant plant, Summer blooms, Deer resistant plants, fragrant flowers

A very distinctive Lavender with abundant, large, and solid bright violet flower spikes, up to 2-4 in. long (5-10 cm), rising high on long stems that spray elegantly outwards, award-winner Lavandula x intermedia ‘Hidcote Giant’ is also acclaimed for its strong fragrance. This lavender is a favorite variety for cutting flowers and wand-making, thanks to its long stems.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society (2002) for its noteworthy qualities.
  • Evergreen in warm winter climates, this Lavender typically grows in a majestic mound of green foliage, up to 24-30 in. tall (60-90 cm) and 36-42 in. wide (90-105 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun and blooms from mid to late summer. It performs best in dry to mediumpoor, light, sandy, alkaline, and well-drained soils. Excellent drainage and air circulation are essential, specifically in hot, humid climates.
  • Drought, deer, rabbit, dry soil tolerant and a real magnet for bees and butterflies!
  • It is a great candidate for herb gardensborders, or rock gardens and provides a stunning effect in mass plantings. Individual plants also make good showy specimens in the garden but leave some room around the plants to enable the flower stems to display their natural, glorious curves fully.
  • Remove faded flowers to encourage further blooms. Prune to shape in spring after the new leaves appear.

Lavandin (Lavandula x Intermedia) is a popular hybrid lavender combining the cold-hardiness of the English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and the heat tolerance of the Portuguese lavender (Lavandula latifolia), therefore providing an answer to the gardeners’ worldwide quest for a Provencal atmosphere in their gardens. These Lavender plants are usually taller than the English Lavender and grow in shrubby compact mounds up to 36 in. tall (90 cm). They are adorned with long, loose spikes of highly fragrant flowers, ranging from dark violet to white from early to late summer. The cultivars of this group of Lavenders tend to be more tolerant of acidic conditions.

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Trouble-free if grown in the right conditions, lavender is a wonderful addition to flower beds and containers thanks to its richly fragrant flowers and aromatic foliage.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Lavandula
Common names Lavandin, Lavender
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 36" - 40"
(90cm - 100cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote Superior’ (Lavender)
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Rosa ‘Felicia’ (Hybrid Musk Rose)
Rosa Harlow Carr (English Rose)
Rosa Bonica® (Floribunda Rose)
Echinacea tennesseensis (Tennessee Coneflower)
Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 8
Heat Zones 5 - 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Lavandula
Common names Lavandin, Lavender
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spacing 36" - 40"
(90cm - 100cm)
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Bees, Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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