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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
English lavender 'Hidcote'
Lavandula spica 'Hidcote Purple' Lavandula 'Hidcote'
Lavandula 'Hidcote Blue'
Lavandula are small aromatic evergreen shrubs with usually narrow, simple, entire, toothed or lobed leaves and small tubular flowers in dense spikes in summer
'Hidcote' is a bushy dwarf evergreen shrub with narrow, silvery-grey leaves and small deep violet-purple flowers in dense, aromatic spikes 3-4cm in length
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Drought Resistant
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants Patio & Container Plants Rock Garden Wildlife Gardens Coastal
Pruning Pruning group 10
Pests Can get rosemary leaf beetle and cuckoo spit (froghoppers)
Grey moulds may be a problem
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