Wiri Blush Hebe
Wiri Blush Hebe
Hebe 'Wiri Blush'Item #1759 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
Attractive, deep rose-pink flower spikes shimmer and stand branch tips against the backdrop of lush and shiny, dark-green, red-edged foliage. A compact shrub well-suited as a low hedge or container plant. Dynamic summer color in mixed perennial beds and borders. Evergreen.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:HEE-bee HIB-ridPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Rounded shrub, 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 InformationRequires fast-draining soil. 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, prune annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- 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.