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Veronica 'Autumn Glory' (H)
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hebe 'Autumn Glory'

A small, bushy evergreen shrub to 60cm tall, producing dark green leaves to 2.5cm long with purple-red magins, the leaves becoming flushed reddish-purple in autumn and winter. Purple-blue flowers with white tubes are produced in dense racemes, from midsummer, often into early winter

Synonyms
Hebe 'Autumn Glory'
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Purple
Summer Blue Purple Green Purple
Autumn Blue Purple Green Purple
Winter Green Purple Red
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Veronica can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs with paired leaves and small flowers usually in terminal or axillary racemes or spikes

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile,moist but well drained neutral to slightly alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

Propagate by rooting semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in late summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 9, little or no pruning. Trim lightly in spring

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids

Diseases

May be susceptible to downy mildews, fungal leaf spot, fungal rot, Phytophthora and sometimes honey fungus

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