Hebe 'Sussex Carpet'

Hebe albicans

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hebe (HEE-bee) (Info)
Species: albicans (AL-bih-kanz) (Info)
Cultivar: Sussex Carpet

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Portland, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 18, 2010, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Ah, while this hebe survived the wet snow winter of '08 (and in a pot!), it has not escaped the dry cold winter of '09 (in the ground!). In mid-December we dipped into the teens and 20's with absolutely dry conditions, and come spring, my little hebe is fried. Not dead though, but certainly not quite the trooper I saw last spring at this time. It still has new green growth at the top of the mound. Time will tell if that is enough for it to rebound.

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