Hebe 'Paula'

Hebe 'Paula'

Hebe

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hebe 'Paula'
  • Common name: Hebe
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1m

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive seed-heads, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Hebes are popular evergreen shrubs, suitable for growing in a range of sites and planting schemes. They are excellent in shrub borders, used as ground cover or low-growing hedging, and are relatively low-maintenance. Hebe flowers come in a range of colours including pink, blue and white. Less hardy types can be grown in cool glass or alpine houses and some varieties are even used to decorate rock gardens.

Hebe ‘Paula’ is a round, evergreen shrub that bears narrow, glossy leaves with reddish new growth. The flowers open on dense racemes, in a bold pink-purple colour, but fade as they get older. For best results grow Hebe ‘Paula’ in full sun to partial shade, in moist but well-drained soil. Prune back in mid to late spring if desired.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Front, Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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