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Hebe Frozen Flame

Shrubby Veronica

Amazing grey-green foliage which turns shades of purple in the autumn/winter

Frozen Flame is a miniature shrub with grey-green leaves and blue flowers for long periods in the summer, it makes your garden look like a magical wonderland during the winter months thanks to its unusual looking leaves that turn shades of purple in the colder weather.

Where?

Best when protected from winds and where it gets lots of sun. Well-drained soil conditions are ideal but this is an easy plant to grow. Don't be afraid of the cold as the colours get deeper in it.

How?

Plant in pots or containers for a stunning display on a patio or balcony. They also look good at the front edge of a mixed border.

Provide it a late spring pruning for a longer flowering period. It has a reputation for being ‘eye-catching’

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 May - June
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 100 cm - 120 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 120 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 75 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, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September