... Iíve discovered that some of the best flowering shrubs around and which offer plenty of variation of both flower and leaf has to be the Hebe family and I have several varieties growing in my garden.
Hebe is the name of a genus of plant native to the southern hemisphere and mainly found ... Read review
Wide variety to choose from. Easy to grow and to propagate.
Rarer varieties will be quite expensive as will larger pot grown plants
"...leaf has to be the Hebe family and I have several varieties growing in my garden.
Hebe is the name of a genus of plant native to the southern hemisphere and mainly found in New Zealand, although there are several also native to South America and the Polynesian islands. The genus is named for Hebe, the Greek goddess of youth, though earlier gardeners frequently and mistakenly referred to the Hebe as Veronica, which is a very close relative and so ..."
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I have a Hebe species blue clouds growing inn my garden it is many years old, in fact it was in the garden 20 years ago when we moved here.
To be hones the Hebe does not appeal to me greatly its ok but thatís all.
>This Hebe Blue clouds is a low growing plant only growing up to 100cm tall and as about as wide. Mine is growing on poor chalk soil and does not reach that height. It is quite happy to grow in most soils and will tolerate a sandy coastal ..."
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Position: full sun or partial shadeSoil: poor or moderately fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to slightly alkaline soilRate of growth: averageFlowering period: July-OctoberHardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)Deep purple flowers appear on short spikes from midsummer to late autumn, among masses of dark green, lance shaped leaves with red margins. Long-flowering, tough and easy to grow, this spreading, rounded, evergreen shrub will flourish in a wide range of conditions, and once established, is drought-tolerant, too. Plant it en masse along a fence or path, or to add structure to a mixed, sunny border, and underplant it with contrasting, drought-tolerant foliage plants such as Bergenia. The flowers are a magnet for bees and butterflies.Garden care: Needs minimal pruning. Remove misplaced or frost damaged branches in late spring.