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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 'Rhubarb and Custard'
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
'Rhubarb and Custard' is a rounded, bushy, evergreen shrub to about 60cm. The stems are dark purple and the small, oval leaves are grey-green with an irregular cream to yellow margin and flushed with pink, especially in cold weather. Short spikes of small, purple flowers appear in mid- to late summer
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
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in a warm position in sun or partial shade with moist but well-drained soil
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Ground Cover Low Maintenance Garden Edging
Coastal Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
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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