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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 in dense axillary racemes 3-8cm (2-3in) long.
  • 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 - Spikes
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf colour (if not green) - Gold variegated
  • Seasonal Interest - 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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