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HEBE x franciscana 'Variegata'

Commonly known as Shrubby veronica

('Silver Queen') - a spreading bushy shrub ideal for window boxes. Leaves edged creamy-white and violet flower spikes
Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - 4-ranked, obovate to elliptic, fleshy leaves 4-6cm (1½-2½in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 60-120cm (2-4ft)
  • Spread - 60-120cm (2-4ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - dense, rounded shrub. Produces flowers 1cm (½in) across
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, leaf spot, Phytophthora root rot, downy mildew
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - dense, axillary racemes 5-8cm (2-3in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver variegated - - creamy white
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - poor or moderately fertile
  • Neutral to alkaline soil
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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Hebe - Growing Guide
60-120cm (2-4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60-120cm (2-4ft)
 

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