Growing guide

How to grow hebes (shrubby veronica)

These evergreen shrubs make colourful focal points and provide year-round structure in borders and containers. Lovers of a sunny spot, they flower for many months in summer, with spikes of small blooms in shades of purple, pink and white that attract bees and other pollinators. They've recently had a name change and now Hebe is Veronica - but it may be a while before you find this on plant labels at the garden centre.

Quick facts

  • Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in a sunny spot
  • Purple, pink or white flowers in summer
  • Evergreen leaves, sometimes blue-green, tinted or variegated
  • Ideal for coastal situations
  • Grow in borders and containers
  • Flowers attract bees and butterflies
  • Grow new plants from cuttings

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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