Great Orme Hebe

Hebe 'Great Orme'

Bright pink 4-inch long flower spikes slowly fade to white giving a bicolor effect. Shiny light green leaves line the brown stems. A fine choice for containers or as a low hedge. Evergreen.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreAlthough it is from New Zealand, this Hebe is named after Great Orme, Wales, famous for its ancient copper mines.
Average Size at MaturityRounded shrub 4 1/2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate summer until frost
Design IdeasA stylishl shrub for foundation planting under medium height windows that need vent of footing cover up. Use as a natural hedge or partition to define garden spaces. Insert into mixed borders for unique form and color accent. A fine choice for small urban gardens where beauty of this shrub will be most appreciated. Equally suited for pots and troughs as well as square boxes in modernistic compositions.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureYear-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsThis cute little shrub belongs with other small stature companions such as Thumbelina Leigh English Lavender, (Lavandula angustifolia 'Thumbelina Leigh') and Itsy Bitsy Rose False Heather, (Cuphea hyssopifolia 'Mon Troy'). Grow with highbrow perennial Pixie Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea 'CBG Clone 2'), Abbey Road Masterwort, (Astrantia major 'Abbey Road') and Shenandoah Mountain Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Shenandoah Mountain').

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-11

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