lavandula angustifolia

Hidcote Blue or Blue English Lavender is a versatile, fragrant perennial that has many uses for your garden. Dark purple spikes spring up through mounds of gray-green aromatic foliage. The uses for this workhorse herb include perfumes, candles and essential oils, best of all Lavender helps to repel pesky mosquitoes!

Exposure: Full Sun

Size: 1 to 1 1/2 ft, Height and Width

Bloom Time: June to August

Fun Facts:

– Despite the name, it’s not actually native to England, but comes from the Mediterranean region.

– English Lavender is more commonly used for culinary purposes than other types of Lavender.

– Genus name comes from Latin word lavo meaning wash, in reference to the use as an aromatic wash.