Hidcote Blue Lavender Seeds

(P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Item #01140-PK-P1
$4.95
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Description

Powerfully sweet fragrance

Lavender angustifolia is one of the richest in essential oils, meaning more fragrance power both fresh and dried. And this Hidcote Blue has a more erect, compact habit and darker flowers, so its perfect for hedges.

Fresh flowers can be crystalized and used in candies and cakes; dried flowers are used in potpourris and satchets; oils are used in creams and perfumes. And these are only some of the more common uses - imagination can create endless more.

An evergreen perennial, Lavender Hidcote Blue has a subtle blue-green coloring and sweet fragrance. Reaching 12 to 18 inches high and wide, it boasts 2½-inch, linear, downy leaves on strong stems. The leaves first open white, then turn a pale gray-blue-green color. Stalks of the deepest purple flowers grow up to 14 inches tall.

Grow in a well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil in an open, sunny spot. Trim back in spring to encourage bushier growth; also deadhead after flowering.

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Genus Lavandula
Species angustifolia
Variety Hidcote Blue
Item Form (P) Pkt of 100 seeds
Zone 6 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 100
Plant Height 12 in - 24 in
Plant Width 12 in
Additional Characteristics Edible, Flower, Fragrance, Herbs
Bloom Color Purple
Foliage Color Blue Green, Silver/Gray
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cuisine, Hedge, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 07, 2017

Better Germination Than I Expected

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started Hidcote and Munstead seeds. As recommended, I used a heat mat during the day (72%) and moved to the basement (60%) at night. After 14 days I had ~ 25% germination from both varieties. Over the next 15 days the rate went to ~35% for the Hidcote and 50% for the Munstead. I used mini soil blocks to start and moved up to 2 Inch blocks at around 4 leaves. First sprouts are about an inch tall with 3 layers of leaves (30 days). I expect all the seedlings will be in good shape for post frost planting (~70-80 days).

AndyG from PA
February 14, 2017

Hidcote blue lavender has taste, it self decorates

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I planted hidcote blue lavender around 3 years ago as a safe mosquito and other pest preventative as well as for dried arrangements and home sachets. I carefully made a plan and drew up where I would have the lavender placed, then germinated over two packs of seeds in stages in my den, then planting them. I saw no result the first year and thought they did not make it. Then last year I saw thin feathery bits of greenery I had not seen before in my yard and smelled lavender strongly. I showed it to my spouse and he did not think it was lavender. I let it grow a bit, but then mowed it. This year I smelled lavender and saw the slender feathery sprigs again. There were many more of them scattered all over the front of my yard, but not where I initially planted them. I realized they would still look nice, perhaps better than I had even thought they could. So I just edged my lawn and did not mow. Well I am so glad I made this decision! Vegetables I had planted in planters in my back yard started sprouting all over my front lawn, but precisely placed along with the most gorgeous, luscious and beautiful smelling lavender. My lawn looks better than it ever did and I even got a compliment on it from a neighbor. The lavender is a bit like a ground cover and does not look messy. It is placed wonderfully as are my vegetables. What an easier way to garden than all the meticulous effort with the planters and garden beds! The lavender is interspersed with onions also and I can not smell the onions. I only trim the tops, dry them and use them as onion powder or fresh chives, and they also sprout flowers and lo and behold, miniature onions the size of small garlic cloves form on the tips for me to clip off. My spouse could not get over it staring at them in amazement. He was only convinced when he ate one that it was actually possible for mini onions to form on the tips of the onion tops. My German chamomile I container planted in my back yard that did not like it there and never flowered is somehow also coming up as a ground cover in my front yard and is also nicely placed. I recommend this form of gardening as it is beautiful and functional. The plants will place themselves. Do not pull up roots. Do not put down weed repellents, insect repellents, harmful plants or fertilizers, none are needed. I mulch with my mower and place coffee grounds once in a while on fruit trees. Trim carrot tops and taste one and you will see it tastes just like a carrot, super sweet. You will not have to replant and will doing the plants a kindness by not destroying them. Gardening was designed to be easy and beautiful and kind.

Julie from TX

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