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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
hebe 'Silver Queen'
Hebe elliptica 'Variegata'
Hebe are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with paired, simple leaves and racemes or spikes of small, 4-lobed, tubular to salver-shaped flowers in summer and autumn
'Silver Queen' is a bushy, spreading evergreen shrub to 1m, with broadly elliptic leaves margined with creamy-yellow to white; purple flowers 10mm across are borne in short racemes from midsummer to autumn
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in a moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Ground Cover Low Maintenance Garden Edging
Coastal Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 9
Pests Can get aphids and tortrix moth
A leaf spot and a downy mildew may be a problem
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hebe 'Silver Queen'
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