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Hebe Claret Crush

Shrubby Veronica

Dark red foliage and light blue flowers

This little Hebe has something to offer most of the year, through winter it's leaves are a lovely rich purple, in spring mauve-lilac flowers appear and almost cover the foliage completely. Through summer the leaves hold some of their rich colouring and act as a lovely backdrop to summer flowering perennials.

Where?

A neat and compact habit make this a perfect choice where space is limited, happy in full sun or partial shade at the front of a border or in a container.

How?

Happy in any well-drained soil. Place some coarse grit or sand in the base of the planting hole if your soil is heavy and wet in winter. Use a good quality general purpose compost for container growing and raise the pot on 'pot feet' through the winter months to help with drainage.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 160 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

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, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Garden edging, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September