Hebe 'Autumn Glory'
Garden Plant Information

Hebe 'Autum Glory'

 

Name

Hebe 'Autumn Glory'

Genus  

Hebe

Species

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Cultivar/variety

'Autumn Glory'

 

General description

Open evergreen shrub with purple-edged foliage and deep blue flower spikes. Attractive to bees.

Season of interest

Mid-summer to early winter.

Key horticultural features

  1. Compact, fairly dense shrub, erect then spreading. H&S: 1x1m.

  2. Smooth edged, single leaves in pairs. Fleshy, ovoid alternating in pairs. Leaf buds are faintly tinged with red.

  3. Round stem, stiff and green. Older growth woody.

  4. Flowers conical inflorescence, opening from bottom upwards. Individual flowers blue, asymmetric and trumpet shaped. Flowers in late summer.

Cultural details

Aspect

Sun/partial shade. Shelter from wind.

Soil

Light, well drained.

Hardiness

Frost hardy to 5 in certain areas.

Maintenance

Cut back in spring.

Propagation

Cuttings in late spring/early summer, or by seed.