Hebe 'Addenda' is a feast for bees and butterflies - and a treat for people too!
A lovely evergreen shrub that looks equally fine in a border or container, this attractive variety of Hebe will provide colour and structure for the garden all year round. The compact plants bear glossy evergreen leaves, streaked with creamy yellow that provide the perfect foil to its abundant spikes of purple flowers. Blooms are magnets for butterflies and bees throughout the summer and into autumn, so if you are looking for an easy to care for plant that will attract pollinators into your garden, a hebe is a good place to start.
Smart, pretty, versatile and evergreen, this is an ideal plant for almost any garden.
Plant Type: Shrub
Hardiness: H4 Hardy. Minimum temperature -10 to -5.
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 1.2m x W 1.2m (Mature age: 5 Years)
Foliage Colour: White, Green
Flower Colour: Purple
Fragrant Flower: No
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: No
RHS Perfect for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Soil Type: Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained, Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade
Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Flower Beds & Borders, Containers, Urban Garden, Courtyard Garden, Banks & Slopes, Coastal Garden
Season of Interest: Summer, Autumn
Flowering (from - to): June - November
Hebes are pretty easy-going plants that are happy in sun or light shade, ideally in a moist but well-drained soil. They're low maintenance and drought resistant once established. They add long-lasting colour to garden beds and borders, and make a fabulous choice for a large pot or container. As with most potted plants, an occasional feed with general purpose liquid fertiliser over the summer months ensures the best results. Lightly prune after the first flush of flowers to enjoy a second flowering.