Clouds of lilac blue flowers from late spring to early summer, attract bees and butterflies, whilst the striking red tinged leaves add colour to your garden all year.
Month Available: February
Evergreen / Deciduous: Evergreen
Flower Colour: Purple
Suitable For Wildlife: Bees and Butterflies
Soil Type: Well-drained
Sun/Shade: Full sun
Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flower/Foliage/Berries: Flowers, Foliage
Plant Type: Shrub
Hardy: Protect from long periods of frost
Main Attribute: All year round.
Height / Spread: 60cm x 60cm (24in x 24in)
Hebes are generally hardy, if you are concerned in bad winters you could mulch around the base of the main stems to protect them.
Where to Plant: Patio pots, Borders
Pests and Diseases: Aphids, Tortrix Moth, Downy Mildew, Leaf Spot.
Plant Care: Trim to the desired shape after flowering removing any dead flower heads in the process.
Care and Time: Medium - spring
Benefits: A compact shrub which is easy to grow and always looks good. The younger leaves are reddish in colour making them an added highlight.
History: The exact origin of Hebe Caledonia has been lost over time, however, this plant has a long history as an excellent garden performer.