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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
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HEBE x franciscana 'Variegata'

 
Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £22.50  
Delivery Information Available late spring to early summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre
  • Evergreen
    4-ranked, 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
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Obovate
  • 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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