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Hebe Autumn Glory

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Shrubby Veronica

Evergreen shrub with long lasting deep purple flowers

These evergreen beauties provide your garden a burst of red bordered leaves and striking spikes of purple flowers. Apart from being easy to grow, Autumn Glory blooms through summer and autumn.

Where?

Being drought tolerant, this shrub can be planted in dry soil and requires minimal watering. For best growth, let it bask in a sunny spot.

How?

Plant in rock gardens or hedges and trim annually.

The Autumn Glory is attractive to both wildlife and wildflowers so watch out for delightful surprises during late summer.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering October - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 45 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 35 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September