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Parahebe terminalis Snowcap

Produces a mound of bright white flowers

Snowcap is a ground-covering plant that becomes covered with small delicate white flowers during Summer and Autumn. It grows up to around 8 to 12 inches in height and spreads easily using tendrils along the ground.


It prefers full sunlight or partial shade in a moist but well-drained soil.


Plant in the garden or use a container to minimise spreading.

Fallen flowers stay white for some time creating a snowy effect.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering July - August
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 30 cm - 45 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 40 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium, Moist
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, Garden edging, Rock garden, Gravel garden, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From April to September