Hebe

Hebe spp.

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Hebe is a genus of evergreen shrubs and small trees in the Plantaginaceae family. They are native to New Zealand and other regions of the Southern Hemisphere. It is the largest plant genus in New Zealand, there are thought to be around 13 species but this is still work in progress and some estimates are much higher. They have pairs of small leaves and spikes of small tubular-shaped flowers. They have been extensively cultivated and there are many varieties and hybrids available, often with colourful variegated foliage.
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Planning

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Sand, Loam, Clay, Chalk

Personality

Family

Plantaginaceae
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