Hebe 'Gibby'Item #5094 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
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This hardy, easy to grow selection forms an attractive, somewhat open evergreen shrub. Oval, blue-grey leaves make a nice contrast to pale lilac flowers which appear in summer. A worthy addition to the rock garden or at the front of the border.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEE-beePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:RoundedAverage landscape size:Reaches 20 inches tall and slighty wider.Foliage color:Gray-greenBlooms:SummerFlower color:Purple
- CareCare InformationBest in a fast-draining location. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Hebe Gibby was raised in 1984 by Graham Hutchins, County Park Nursery, UK who crossed Hebe gibbsii with Hebe pimeleoides.