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Hebe Carl Teschner

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Shrubby Veronica

A small spreading hebe with large blue flowers

Native to New Zealand, Hebe Carl Teschner attracts butterflies with its sparkling white throated violet flowers and with its evergreen foliage offers year round interest.

Where?

They will thrive all year around if with provided moist soil to soak their roots in. Plant in a spot that is protected from winds and with full sun for best blooms.

How?

Carl Teschner is best grown in containers, slopes or the edges of your rock garden.

This flowering shrub is disease resistant and provides a wonderful long lasting display of flowers from early summer.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub, Ground cover
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 20 cm - 60 cm
Plant width 45 cm - 60 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 25 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light 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, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September