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Lavender 'Hidcote'

Plant Information

Origin: 30 species of small shrubs or herbs, native to France and the western Mediterranean. Lavender is cultivated worldwide for its volatile oils, fragrance, craft material, and is grown as a garden plant as far north as Norway. Culture: The basic requirements for successfully growing lavender are full sun and good drainage. Lavender is a hardy plant and will tolerate neglect, but it will flourish best if these two requirements are met. Pests and Diseases: In general, lavender is a very hardy plant and the impact of disease is minimal. Due to poor drainage lavender plants may be subject to root rot. Additionally, windburn may affect some species. This will look similar to rust, but it is actually not fungal. The leaves will rejuvenate by the next spring. Maintenance: Pruning is the best way to maintain healthy and vigorous bush. Pruning should be done at least once a year for the whole life of the plant. Cut back one third of the bush in early to mid-autumn, it will flower in spring and then again in late summer/autumn. Planting information: Lavenders generally transplant well but will usually not flower much during the first summer following transplanting. The best times to transplant are late autumn/early winter and very early spring.

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LAAN Full, LAAN Flower (©2022 Cheri Moland), LAAN(e) Leaf DF (©2020 Dan Freedman)