Hakonechloa macra Aureola is a beautiful deciduous Japanese grass which forms a compact tuft of arching stems bearing long, striated golden leaves and in late summer arching flower heads. It is a plant which adds movement to the garden as it will sway gently in even the softest of breezes. In the autumn the leaves turn shades of orange before dropping.
Hakonechloa Macra, commonly known as a Japanese Forest Grass. This grass that will grow in full sun in a patio pot or border. It is deciduous and in Spring the new green shoots emerge from the ground developing arching stems bearing several bright green leaves and forming a dense mound.
Halimiocistus Sahucii is a dwarf dense evergreen shrub. The plant forms a mound of small mat deep green leaves from which abundant saucer shaped pure white flowers with contrasting yellow stamens are produced in late spring through early summer.
Halimium commutatum is a small evergreen shrub with pale green leaves and masses of small saucer shaped golden yellow flowers freely produced May-June at the tips of the shoots,
Halimium ocymoides has small grey leaves, bright yellow flowers with chocolate basal blotches in summer. Excellent in the front of a border in a free draining soil - will tolerate very poor soils best in full sun for best flowering results.
Hebe Albicans is a compact bushy variety forming a dense mound of bright glaucous silver-grey foliage, in June and July masses of flowers appear which are pink in bud opening to pure white and carried in broad racemes up to 5cm long. This is one of the naturally occurring New Zealand species from the South Island.
Hebe Autumn Glory is a well known variety which has been in cultivation for a long time, believed to have originated as a seedling in Ireland at the turn of the last century. In Summer the rounded leaves are dark green with a purple margin which spreads in the colder Winter months to produce a red-purple effect to the plant. From July to October prolific racemes are produced, these are stubby and rounded - the flowers are violet / purple in colour with contrasting white pollen.
Hebe Baby Marie is a very dense compact shrub with tiny deep green leaves arranged in pairs up the stems, it is one of the earliest varieties to flower in April through May, producing many upright racemes of flowers 2-3cm long which are pink in bud opening lilac pink and fading to white. A trouble free variety which is particularly striking as a flowering plant.
Hebe Blue Elegance is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2009. This collection was selected to give a series of Summer flowering varieties which were hardy, disease resistant and with clear and contrasting flower colours with inflorescences in excess of 10cm. Blue Elegance forms a rounded bush with glossy mid-green leaves and from July until the first frosts masses of clear blue flowers are carried in dense terminal racemes 10-15cm long.
Hebe Blue Gem is a medium sized shrub with large, rounded glossy green leaves often seen growing in coastal areas. The variety is vigorous and produces a striking display of purple / blue flowers in June and July which continue in smaller numbers until Autumn. The lush green foliage makes it a useful backdrop for other plants and its long flowering period really stands out.
Hebe Blue Haze is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in Autumn 2013, Blue Haze was selected for its attractive blue foliage which forms a compact, dense, evergreen mound. In Early Summer masses of silvery blue flowers are produced all over the plant. This variety originated as an open pollinated seedling with H. Caledonia as it\'s mother.
Hebe Blue Ice is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2013, Blue Ice was selected for its lush green foliage foliage which forms a compact, dense, evergreen mound. In Summer masses of upright spikes bearing pale blue flowers are produced all over the plant, putting on a stunning display for 4 - 6 weeks.
Hebe Blush Elegance is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2009. This variety was chosen for it\'s glossy green foliage and masses of blush pink flowers in long, dense, tapered racemes which are 10cm long.
Hebe Boughton Silver is a selection of H. recurva with a more dense habit and intensely silver-blue foliage and narrow leaves. In May and June prolific flowers are borne on slender racemes which are pure white. A very attractive variety which attracts butterflies and bees.
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 Bronze Glow is raised by Lowaters nursery, 2010 was the first launch for this new variety. The plant has a compact freely branching habit and in Winter the small rounded leaves turn a striking bronze colour with tips that almost glow in the Winter sunshine. In May and again in Autumn racemes 6cm long of pale blue flowers are produced at the tips.
Hebe buxifolia Nana is an upright freely branching variety with a spreading habit, the leaves are small (1cm long), elliptical, glossy and green. In early Summer white or pale lavender flowers are produced in large numbers at the tips.
Hebe Caledonia is a very popular garden variety which forms an attractive open shrub. Caledonia has a very long period of interest with striking burgundy foliage and stems through the colder months (November to May), the leaves then turn green against a red stem and in July and August stubby racemes 3cm long of purple flowers are produced, a second flush and sporadic flowers may then develop through into early Winter.
Hebe Carl Teschner also called H. Youngii. A prostrate variety which forms a dense spreading mound. The leaves are small and deep green and in June and July almost disappear under a mass of violet blue flowers with white throats which fade to white. This is one of the toughest varieties, very hardy and trouble free, requiring no trimming.
Brand New Variety for October 2018
Hebe Dark Star is a selection raised at Lowaters and first sold in 2013. We chose this variety for it\'s strong upright growth which carries the foliage which remains dark for most of the year and stays dark purple from December right through till June, from mid Summer onwards rich purple flowers are produced in densely packed upright panicles.
Hebe diosmifolia Wairua Beauty is a compact multi-branched shrub which forms a tidy mound of pale lime green leaves which are small and narrow. In June and July (for 4 weeks) a mass of heliotrope mauve flowers are produced in corymbs at the ends of shoots, these are larger than the species. The plant was discovered as a sport of the species in Wairua in New Zealand hence the name.
Raised by Lowaters Nursery and first introduced in 2017. A compact evergreen small rounded glossy green leafed foliage. In May and June masses of pink flowers are produced. An excellent border plant that is trouble free.
Hebe Garden Beauty White is raised as a seedling at Lowaters Nursery and first sold in Spring 2016. A healthy disease resistant variety which produces a dense mound of evergreen foliage. In May and June masses of white flowers which are tinged with a hint of pale blue, these are carried on upright panicles up to 5cm in length.
Hebe Garden Beauty Blue is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first introduced for sale in 2005. A very dense multi-branched shrub which produces a tidy mound. The leaves are deep glossy green with short internodes, in May and June prolific branched racemes of clear blue flowers are produced - during the peak of flowering the foliage is almost totally covered by flower and the flowers hold their strong colour for a long time without fading.
Hebe Garden Beauty Purple is raised by Lowaters Nursery and first introduced for sale in 2005. A compact variety with small very rounded leaves which are a deep green with a red margin, short internodes and pale brown stems. In late May and June terminal racemes of clear purple flowers are carried in profusion - these hold their colour well before fading to a paler shade. A superb landscape or garden plant which is trouble free and low maintenance.
Hebe Heartbreaker is a sport of H. Dazzler discovered in the Netherlands. A mound forming variety which is grown for its white variegated foliage with a green centre which turns vivid pink from November until May, occasional purple flowers are produced but the plant is primarily grown for its unique foliage.
Hebe Lady Ardilaun is an old variety named after Lady Amy Ardilaun and often sold as H. Amy. An upright growing plant with highly glossy deep green leaves which turn deep reddish-purple in the Winter, from July until the first frosts racemes of rich violet flowers are produced.
Hebe Leopard is a striking sport from H. x fran. Var. found at Lowaters by Andrew Donaghy which has a distinctive spotting pattern on the foliage and a more compact habit with shorter internodes and more sturdy stems, in Summer purple blue flowers are produced in pairs as rounded racemes from mid Summer into Autumn.
Hebe Leopard Spot is selected and raised at Lowaters Nursery and first launched in 2017. This beautiful sport has a compact habit and makes a dense plant with white centres to the green leaves, it has an upright habit and strong stems. In mid to late Summer rounded pairs of pale purple flowering heads are produced at the tops of the shoots.
Hebe Lilac Fantasy was introduced by Lowaters nursery and first sold in 2014. This variety was selected for its lustrous green foliage, robust habit and massive amount of flowers which are produced in late may and June, these are a pale lilac blue and smother the plant.
Hebe macrocarpa is a distinctive variety with an architectural upright habit. This is a naturally occurring species which is native to the North Island of New Zealand. The leaves are thick and leathery, mid green in colour and contrast with the brown stems. The flowers are produced in racemes up to 15cm in length with pure white flowers, these are produced in November and in milder areas or Winters will continue through the Winter.
Hebe Margret was raised in North Yorkshire at Rocklands Nursery in the 1980’s. A compact mound forming shrub with deep green glossy leaves and from May until July masses of light blue flowers which fade to white are produced.
Hebe Midnight Sky was raised at Lowaters Nursery as a seedling of unknown parentage and first sold in 2007. Midnight Sky has deep green leaves which are 5cm in length and in the Winter months turn a stunning deep purple almost black colour with a bright glossy sheen. The flowers are an purple-mauve colour and are produced freely as the plant matures.
Hebe Mrs Winder is a compact evergreen shrub - one of the older Hebe varieties available. The leaves are lanceolate up to 5cm in length often with a distinctive tooth and deep green, turning rich purple in Winter to early Spring. Mauve flowers occasionally in late Summer, though the plant is primarily grown for its Winter foliage colours.
Hebe Pascal was raised by Graham Hutchins at County Park Nursery in Essex and first launched in the UK by Lowaters Nursery. Compact evergreen shrub with an upright habit. The leaves are deep green and in the Winter months and Spring turn a striking deep burgundy colour. In June and July masses of pale purple / blue flowers are produced on short racemes.
Hebe Quicksilver was raised by Graham Hutchins at County Park Nursery in Essex in the 1960’s. This variety is a seedling which is an improvement on the species having much brighter silver foliage. A spreading shrub with an open habit and dark brown / black stems which contrast well with the small silver-blue leaves which are 5mm in length. In July and August spikes of purple flowers are produced.
Hebe pinguifolia Pagei is a popular variety which was named after Edward Page from Dunedin Botanical Gardens in New Zealand. A low spreading shrub with glaucous blue-silver foliage which is rounded and 7mm in length. In June and July rounded, branched spikes of flowers are produced which cover the plant and are pure white in colour.
Hebe Pink Elephant is a sport of H. Red Edge that was found at Ashwood Nurseries by Mark Walberton. A compact mound forming variety with glaucous rounded leaves with a red edge. In the Winter months the new growth develops buttery yellow irregular margins and the tips and young leaves have a pinkish-red colouration. In Summer white flowers are produced, but the plant is primarily grown for its foliage.
Hebe Purple Shamrock is a compact variegated Hebe discovered by Doug Thomson in Ireland as a sport on H. Mrs Winder. The narrow lime green leaves are edged yellow and contrast well against the purple stems of young growth, during the Winter and early Spring foliage turns to a stunning deep purple colour. Occasional purple blue flowers produced late into Summer.
Hebe Red Edge was raised by Graham Hutchins at County Park Nursery in Essex in the 1960’s as a seedling from H. albicans. A rounded shrub with a dense, tidy habit - the leaves are glaucous with a distinct red edge to them, in the Winter months the tips develop a red hue as well. In June and July mauve flowers are produced in short rounded spikes.
Hebe Rose Elegance was raised by Lowaters Nursery and first sold in 2009. Glossy green foliage and from July until the first frosts masses of large dense inflorescences with deep pink flowers with a darker throat carried in very dense racemes with a rounded end.
Hebe Silver Anniversary was selected at Lowaters nursery. This variety has narrow silvery, variegated leaves which turn delicate hues of purple through the colder months, occasional purple flowers may be seen in the Summer but the plant is primarily grown for its foliage.
Hebe Silver Dollar is a compact variety which is a sport of H. Red Edge, it has rounded glaucous leaves which develop irregular creamy margins and red edges in the Winter months, these red markings are most prominent in their new growth at the tips. Occasional white flowers may be seen in the Summer.
Hebe Sparkling Sapphire is a stunning variety found at Lowaters nursery by Maryse Beckhurst in 2012 as a sport of H. Sapphire. Has stunning creamy white margins which turn buttery yellow as the plant starts to flower in May and June, the flowers are mid blue and carried in slender racemes at the tips.
Hebe Super Red was selected by Wyevale Nursery in Herefordshire from a batch of H. Red Edge. This variety is identical to Red Edge except that in Winter it has much improved colours turning deep red across the plant - the colour also develops earlier than in Red Edge. The plant is primarily grown for its foliage and flowers only sporadically.
Hebe Sweet Kim is a sport of H. albicans discovered at Marchants Nursery in Dorset and first marketed in the UK by Lowaters Nursery in 2002. A compact plant with small glaucous leaves, in winter months the tips have a glaucous stripe in the centre with creamy margins and pink tips and edges, in early Summer some white flower may be seen.
Hebe x franciscana Variegata is a bushy rounded shrub which is widely grown for both garden and container use. The plant has thick rounded leaves with irregular creamy margins and from July to August a full display of violet purple rounded racemes which are densely packed with flowers are produced and then appear sporadically through the rest of the season.
Helenium Tip Top, commonly known as Helens Flower. This herbaceous perennial which originates in California and was selected for it\'s compact habit, forming a mound of deep green foliage. From June through till Early Autumn prolific deep yellow flowers with a lovely black brown centre are produced on branched stems above the foliage, useful as a cut flower.
Helleborus Winter Moonbeam is a hew Hybrid produced by crossing 2 species, H. niger and H. corsicus. Has clean foliage with a tidy habit which carries creamy white flowers in late winter through till early summer. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Winter Sunshine is a striking new introduction bred at Harveys Nursery. Clean fresh foliage and cream flowers fading to a delicious pink-red over dark green evergreen foliage. Flowers prolifically from February to April. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Ori Double Ellen Pink produces masses of large red flowers from late winter through to April.
Helleborus Ori Double Ellen Pink produces masses of large pink flowers from late winter through to April.
Helleborus Pink Beauty is a beautiful hybrid variety produced by crossing 2 species, H. niger and H. sternii which has striking trouble free healthy deep green foliage and from January through till April prolific pink-tinged flowers are produced on strong stems that hold the flowers above the foliage. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Pirouette is a very strong, vigorous hybrid which has glossy deep green foliage carried on deep wine red stems, Starts to flower early and may be in flower for Christmas. Deep red stems emerge bearing clear white flowers carried above the foliage, these turn soft pink after a few weeks. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Silver Dollar is a wonderful hybrid of this species with glorious serrated silvery blue leaves which provide year round interest from this tough evergreen perennial. The flowers appear in Late Winter and continue on into the Spring. These are carried in clusters and are saucer shaped, creamy green with a mauve outside to the petals. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus White Beauty is a striking hybrid produced by crossing 2 species, H. niger and H. corsicus with healthy pale green leaves and from January through till April prolific white flowers up to 10cm across which fade to pale green, are carried on strong stems above the foliage. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
Helleborus Tutu is a beautiful form of hellebore. Leaden green leaves and from January till April unique semi double flowers which are mottled white and pink are produced on strong deep red upright stems above the foliage. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant.
(Syn Hesperantha) Stiff, upright stems of deep pink flowers in August to October above narrow, mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.
(Syn Hesperantha) Stiff, upright stems of large, deep red flowers in August and September above narrow, mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.
(Syn Hesperantha) Stiff, upright stems of large, light pink flowers in August and September above narrow, mid-green leaves. These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.
Heuchera Blackberry Jam is a wonderful richly coloured Heuchera with bold tones of maroon and blackberry with ebony veins. Flowers are dark in colour and shaped like coral bells which are carried high above the foliage.
Heuchera Delta Dawn throughout spring and autumn has large rounded leaves which are brick red, with a golden yellow edging and pale veining. Throughout summer the leaves take on fresher shades of gold and lime green.
Heuchera Fire Chief has glowing wine red foliage which turns a little tanned in the winter. Bicoloured pink and white flowers on dark red stems continue through spring, summer, and Autumn like Heuchera Paris.
Heuchera Ginger Ale is a ginger coloured variety which exhibits hues of lime and cream. A silvery metallic veil covers the leaf surface. Ginger flowers with a hint of pink emerge in spring and summer.
Heuchera Lime Marmalade is a vigorous sport from the well known Heuchera Marmalade, with deeply-lobed and ruffled leaves which are a glowing lime to chartreuse green all season long.
Heuchera Marmalade is a great garden performing amber coloured Heuchera. Spring foliage is more purple and in summer it becomes more red. Use this in a container, either on its own, or mixed with other Heucheras, Tiarellas and foliage plants. When finished using in a container it can be planted into a bed or border outside.
Heuchera Midnight Rose is a fantastic sport from Obsidian - with dark foliage flecked irregularly with rose-pink tints. The flecks brighten as the season progresses until they become almost cream in colour.
Heuchera Obsidian is a strong, rich, dark chocolate coloured Heuchera with shiny, well rounded leaves. It has to be one of, if not the darkest Heuchera\'s available to date.
Heuchera Paris is a compact variety with green leaves veiled in white. This variety produces lots of rosy-red coral bells on sturdy flower stems.
Houttuynia Chameleon is a heart leaved houttuynia. A low growing, spreading perennial which lives up to its name with a stunning array of ever changing foliage colours from greens and yellows to orange and reds, ending in a final blaze of Autumn colour. In Summer white flowers are produced, these are attractive but its predominantly grown for the foliage.