Hebe subalpina


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (152665)

Plant details

Small mound-forming hebes tend to be hardier than larger varieties, and make very attractive neat plants for edging or grouping at the front of borders they also grow well in containers. Although they tolerate shade, plants flower best in full sun, and must have well-drained soil with some humus such as compost worked in to prevent the roots from becoming too dry. H. subalpina is a neat variety, with dense spreading foliage and white flowers, which smother the plants in early summer. It is one of the best ground cover hebes available.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Hebe

Species: subalpina

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 90cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to take cuttings: April to July

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