About Lavender Hidcote
The “Hidcote” variety makes strong reliable lavender that makes a great edging plant in your garden or along a walkway. Like the other Lavenders, they are delightfully fragrant and can be picked and dried in bunches for a fragrant decoration. Numerous universities put Lavender on their list of deer resistant plants.
"And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom
shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound
to lurk admist the labours of her loom,
and crown her kerchiefs with mickle rare perfume."
William Shenstone, The School Mistress 1742
Planting and Growing Lavender
Make sure your Lavender “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot.