Wiri Blush Hebe
Wiri Blush Hebe
Hebe 'Wiri Blush'Item #1759 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
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Attractive, deep rose-pink flower spikes shimmer and stand out at branch tips, backed by lush and shiny, dark-green, red-edged foliage. A low maintenance, compact, rounded shrub well-suited to use as a clipped or natural low hedge or as a container plant. Provides dynamic summer color in mixed perennial beds and borders. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEE-beePlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkDesign IdeasHebes are excellent front yard foundation plants that look great in every season. Use in quantity to create low naturalistic hedges or lightly clip for semi-formal appearance. Use in masses evenly spaced for uniform, low maintenance ground coverage. Superior color for mixed beds and borders that need glossy foliage for in between flowering seasons. Particularly valuable for adding volume to tropical looking gardens of large leaf or lanky form exotics.Companion PlantsSweet Flag (Acorus); Cranesbill (Geranium); Russian Sage (Perovskia); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Trumpet Vine (Clytostoma);
- CareCare InformationProvide average, acidic, loose, well-drained soil; does not tolerate heavy, wet soils. Thrives in cool coastal areas; shelter from harsh sun exposures in hotter regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize in early spring. For a semi-formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:New Zealand hebes have long been bred in Denmark as greenhouse pot plants. It was not until recently that breeder Jack Hobbs, curator of the Aukland Regional Botanical Gardens, produced the wildly successful Wiri hebe varieties. They first came on the market in 1995 with Wiri Blush one of the latest introductions.