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 brevifolia is a native form from New Zealand. Very different to the species this variety makes a low spreading shrub with leathery deep green glossy leaves 7cm long. From July until the first frosts large numbers of rich reddish-pink flowers are produced in open pointed racemes up to 7cm in length. May need some protection in colder areas.
Hebe salicifolia which naturally occurs in the southern islands of New Zealand and some Islands of southern Chile. A strong growing erect plant with long narrow mid green leaves it is very hardy and free flowering producing masses of white flowers carried in long open racemes 10cm or more in length from June into the Autumn.