Great Orme Hebe
Hebe 'Great Orme'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Although it is from New Zealand, this Hebe is named after Great Orme, Wales, famous for its ancient copper mines.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Rounded shrub 4 1/2 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Late summer until frost|
|Design Ideas||A 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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Landscape Use||Hedge, Cutting Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||This 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