With the glowing foliage colours from December through till April and year round interest of the variegated forms Hebe’s make an excellent addition to your garden. In addition to the array of foliage colours they are also superb flowering plants colours range from white through lilac and blue to deep purples.
Garden Beauty Hebe's
Many of the Hebe varieties which are listed in these pages have been selected or introduced by Lowaters Nursery, over the years we have looked for key areas of improvement within the Genus. We believe that Midnight Sky offers a significant development in foliage colour, The Garden Beauty® series are excellent compact and free flowering varieties and the most recent Garden Elegance range adds hardiness and disease resistance to some stunning late summer varieties.
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Hebe hulkeana is a small evergreen shrub with an open habit, the toothed leaves are dark glossy green with a red tinge towards the edges. In Spring and Summer masses of pale pinkish white flowers are produced in long open panicles up to 45cm long, it is quite unlike many other Hebes in both its flowering and growing habit.
Hebe rakiensis is a native New Zealand variety named after the Rakaia valley where it was first collected. A spreading shrub with a dense tidy habit and light green leaves. In June and July racemes up to 4cm in length of pure white flowers are produced in large numbers.