Thank you! I tried to respond last week, but it said "invalid session". If I remember correctly from looking at multiple lavender farm websites, the Hidcote variety is one of the taller intermediate lavendin varieties, unlike the original lavender agustifolia, but maybe I missed something. I really think I am just going to have to find a better location for it. The Hidcote is beautiful.
Well, you'll see different ranges listed for the height of 'hidcote' - usually 12-18" (with blooms). I've seen a couple of sites list it as 18-24". It typically stays on the shorter end of that in my experience, at least around here. It is considered a 'dwarf' or compact lavender, considering that other varieties of English Lavender can reach 3-4 feet tall. But you will see some sites list is as "medium". I guess it all depends on what you have to compare it to! Oh, it is also fragrant - to me its just one of the lavenders varieties that has it all.
I believe that there is also a variety called 'Hidcote Blue', which is supposed to be a 12" plant, but may have the flower color you're looking for. I've never grown it, so I can't vouch.
'Munstead' is also a good compact variety - usually grows to 12-15".
Oh, and can I assume you're an AOL user? If so, please read the post on "invalid sessions" in the How to use the Discussion board forum. That should help you out.