Hebe may not be very well-known, but it is very versatile. The plant's foliage is attractive in its own right: from pale green to dark green and very pale grey. In the winter and spring there are even specimens that have claret leaves. Hebe's loose structure fits very well into the border of a garden with a natural look. Hebe's somewhat wild appearance is also surprising in tall, stark containers on the patio. Place the plant in soil which is compost-rich and do not overwater it, and it will pay you back lavishly. Hebe mixes well with other plants in shades of purple, white and green. A real find!
Butterflies & bees
Hebe blooms in clusters of white, purple or pink flowers. Flowers with long stamens which give the flower a 'dreamy' look. We're not the only ones to love its flowers; butterflies and bees also adore them. Hebe is a fantastic plant in the garden that we really enjoy finding out about more.
The evergreen shrubs are becoming ever more popular, because they can tolerate the cold and light frost much better than they used to. If the winter is really cold, you can protect them by wrapping them in fleece or bubble wrap, particularly if they're in containers.
Hebe is available between mid-July and October. The greatest range is available in August.
interesting fact: In Greek mythology Hebe is the goddess of youth. She symbolises the blooming of nature and spring and provides nectar to the gods to ensure eternal life...