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Hebe 'Silver Queen' (v) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H3 (half hardy - unheated greenhouse/mild winter)

Colour

Flower

Purple in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green, White and Yellow in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

hebe 'Silver Queen'

Family

Plantaginaceae


Hebe are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired, simple leaves and racemes or spikes of small, 4-lobed, tubular to salver-shaped flowers in summer and autumn

'Silver Queen' is a bushy, spreading evergreen shrub to 1m, with broadly elliptic leaves margined with creamy-yellow to white; purple flowers 10mm across are borne in short racemes from midsummer to autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Hebe elliptica 'Variegata'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow in a moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Garden Edging, Coastal or Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Can get aphids and tortrix moth

Diseases

A leaf spot and a downy mildew may be a problem