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.