March Plant of the Month - Hebe
A versatile evergreen shrub with flowers that are attractive to butterflies.
Hebes are interesting evergreen shrubs, ranging in size from dwarf shrubs to small trees. With decorative leaves, the flowers appear throughout summer and autumn in shades of blue, pink, purple or white.
Easy to grow, Hebes cope well with most soil types and their ability to withstand salt-laden winds makes them especially suited to coastal areas.
Once established Hebe do not require a lot of care, apply a fertiliser once a year in late winter or early spring, before new growth starts. Dead-heading of old flowers can extend the flowering period and encourage more flowers later in the year.
- Cope well with most soil types
- Easy to care for, fertilise once a year in late winter or early spring
- Attractive to butterflies