Which lavender is English lavender?
In any case, Hidcote Lavender is also known as ‘English Lavender’, as are all angustifolia species – a bushy dwarf evergreen shrub with narrow, silvery-grey leaves and small deep violet-purple flowers in dense spikes 3-4cm in length.
How do I identify English lavender?
Simply use your nose and eyes to identify lavender plants. Identify English lavender (L. angustifolia) by its sweeter fragrance with less of a camphor odor. You can also identify English lavender by its bloom period, which begins in early summer.
What is English lavender used for?
The flower and the oil of lavender are used to make medicine. Lavender is commonly used for anxiety, stress, and insomnia. It is also used for depression, dementia, pain after surgery, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support many of these uses.
Is English lavender Hardy?
Lavender hates heavy wet soils particularly in winter and it also dislikes shade. Even though English lavender is generally hardy throughout the UK, avoid planting in cold spots. Don’t prune it hard into old, bare wood as it will not regenerate well.
What is the best English lavender?
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’
‘Hidcote’ is one of the best known of all lavender varieties, for good reason. It’s a compact variety of English lavender with mid-purple flowers and is ideal for planting in borders or as dwarf hedging.