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Hebe

These attractive evergreen shrubs make great gifts for the garden and will flower on and on from late summer into the autumn.
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Hebes can be enjoyed in a pot or planted out in the garden for seasonal colour year after year. We've got some lovely hebes in this week in both the deep pinky-purple
40cm high in a 1L pot
Hebe Plant Garden plant gift Purple Hebe Plant
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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

This is a purple evergreen variety "Zea" and will do best outdoors either in a pot on a patio or in a sheltered spot in the ground.

Hebes are easy going plants and will do well in most soils and anything from full sun to partial shade. This variety is fairly hardy but in northern areas of the UK or particularly cold winters it is a good idea to wrap the pot and branches with a horticultural fleece or other insulation to help it through the worst of the weather.

When in a small pot, young hebes will need some watering if we don"t have a lot of rain. They will benefit from occasional feeding either with a top dressing or mulch in the ground or a general purpose liquid feed if keeping in a pot.

Hebes have a long flowering season and will normally start in July and carry right through to the first frosts. They will benefit from a light prune in the spring, just to keep them bushy and to remove and frost damaged leaves and branches.

If your hebe still isn"t flowering by Mid August and is starting to look a little "leggy" it may need a sunny spot, try to choose somewhere it gets sunshine at least some of the day. Crisp or brown leaves - are the result of underwatering, give your plant a good soak and it will start to recover.