Hebe are evergreen shrubs, suitable for growing in a range of sites and planting schemes. They are excellent in shrub borders, and used as ground cover or low-growing hedging, and are relatively low-maintenance.
Most hebes thrive in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade, ideally in a sheltered spot protected from winds. They don’t need rich soils and will tolerate drought. Deadhead spent blooms to improve the look of your hebe and keep it flowering for longer. Prune back in late summer to encourage strong new growth and a good overall shape. Hebes flower over a long period – all year round in mild regions – with flower colours including pink, blue and white. They can be an important late source of nectar and pollen for bumblebees.