Lavender - Hidcote

SingySingy Posts: 206

Morning All,

I bought some plugs months back and potted them into 3 inch pots and then forgot about them, i was intending the plant them next year but having just been reminded of them i went to check and they are all in need of potting on.

Just before i start to pot them on, i am right in assuming its too late to plant them straight out in final position?



  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 7,198
    I would keep them in pots for the winter and then plant out in spring. Hidcote is pretty hardy for me, but might be better to mollycoddle them for their first winter
    The Stone Age didn’t end because they ran out of stones ......
  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Thanks, thought as much.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,645

    As long as they're planted in a sunny, well drained position, lavender Hidcote is tough as old boots.   I have some planted as a low hedge in soil held up by a sleeper retaining wall so excellent drainage and they all cope regularly with winters down to -20C and worse.   I do leave the old flowers stems on till spring as this protects the crown from the worst winters but they and lavender Edelweiss are doing fine and making babies that germinate and grow in the gravel at the base of the wall and also survive our winters.

    The Vendée, France
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    That's good to know obelixx, Hidcote is the one I've grown from seed this year.

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