Hebe 'Francisciana'. (Shrubby Veronica)
Hebe's formerly referred to as Shrubby Veronica's come in such a wide selection of flower & leave colour, size, shape and flowering time. Typically they are evergreen offering year round foliage and are good reliable plants.
Many plants tend to get passed as new cultivars are developed. We are fans of the older varieties that are tried and tested and offer gorgeous colour in leaf and flower and reliable hardiness.
Francisciana is starting to come back into fashion the dark stems contrast the glassy rounded leaves and the bright purple flowers in summer top it off.
The plant is hardy and tolerant to sun or shade and grows well with other plants.
Happy growing in containers or beds and borders. Eventual height and spread 1 x 1m can be kept small by pruning or allowed to grow. Best in full sun although will tolerate part shade. Tolerant to the majority of soil types and aspects.
Plant is sent as a healthy young plant in p9 (0.5l) pot, grown from vegetative propagation guaranteeing the cultivar. The photo shows the parent plant in full flower. These can be grown on then planted to final position or planted straight out.