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Hebe 'Amy'

Veronica 'Amy'

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

60cm

Min

60cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Hebe 'Amy' Overview

Veronica 'Amy' is a dense, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with mid-green, glossy leaves that develop a reddish-purple hue in winter, providing interest during colder months. From mid-summer to autumn, slender spikes of rich violet flowers appear. Named for Lady Amy Ardilaun - and occasionally sold under the name of Hebe 'Lady Ardilaun', Hebe 'Amy' or Hebe 'Purple Queen', this low-maintenance and drought-tolerant Hebe cultivar is suitable for many different garden situations, including beds and borders, rock gardens, banks and slopes and patio pots. It is also a good selection for a low allergen garden with an OPAL rating of 2. Hebes prefer slightly alkaline, well-drained soil, but they do like to be watered in the growing season if it's very dry. They like to be sheltered from cold, dry winds. In general, however, they are a tolerant group of plants that withstand pollution well. It can be trimmed lightly after flowering to create a more dense plant; this will also produce a second flush of flowers. Hebe 'Amy' may need some winter protection in colder areas. Previously known as Hebe, these plants have been re-classified as being part of the Veronica genus. Their name change was announced by NATAG (RHS Nomenclature and Taxonomy Advisory Group) in the December 2020 edition of The Plant Review.

Common problems with Hebe 'Amy'

How to propagate Hebe 'Amy'

Cuttings

Take semi-rip cuttings in summer. Provide bottom heat to the potted up cuttings to promote root growth.

Special features of Hebe 'Amy'

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attracts useful insects

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Winter colour

Other uses of Hebe 'Amy'

Suitable for coastal conditions.