• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows to 1 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Attractive Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:HEE-bee py-mee-lee-OY-deez
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Spreading
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Grows to 1 ft. tall and 2-3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Silver-blue
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Purple
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well drained 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, shear annually after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Quicksilver arose spontaneously in 1965 from among regular Hebe pimeleloides seedlings at County Park Nursery in Essex, England. Nurseryman Graham Hutchins recognized its special merits. It subsequently received the Award of Garden Merit.