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Hebe Franciscana Blue Gem




Hebe Franciscana Blue Gem is a medium sized shrub with large, rounded glossy green leaves. The variety is vigorous and produces a striking display of purple / blue flowers in June and July which continue in smaller numbers until Autumn. The green foliage makes it a useful backdrop for other plants and it's long flowering period really stands out. 



Key Features

Plant Type: Evergreen Shrub

Plant Height & Spread: 120cm x 120cm

Foliage Colour: Green

Foliage Type: Evergreen

Seasons of Interest: All Seasons

Soil Condition: Moist, well-drained 

Planting Position: Full Sun/Light Shade, Sheltered


Plant Care & Advice

The hebe plant does not require a lot of care once it is established. Although the shrub doesn't need much in the way of fertilizer, you can apply some once a year in late winter or early spring prior to new growth. Growing a hebe plant is very easy. The versatility of these shrubs allows you to grow them in different ways. Use them for edging, plant them in borders, grow them in rock gardens or even in containers. To help keep your Hebe flowering well, remove the dead heads from the plant when they start to shrivel up. You could give your Hebe a trim all over in the early winter. This will help keep your plant attractive and strong.