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PlantFiles: Hebe
Hebe albicans 'Red Edge'

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

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

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

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

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive lehua_mc On Mar 9, 2010, lehua_mc from Portland, OR (Zone 8b) wrote:

Agreed about the hardiness rating, I just picked up an armload of these because the tag claimed it was hardy to 0 degrees F. With freakish winter weather snaps, these babies should withstand our worst.

Positive turektaylor On Mar 8, 2010, turektaylor from Elizabeth City, NC (Zone 8a) wrote:

a great evergreen w/a kick of color when i most need it! i looked up 10 different vendors and all but 1 said this was hardy from zone 7a, not zone 9. very easy care.

Neutral macybee On Aug 19, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This distinctive, frost-hardy species has half inch blue-gray leaves that are coated with a fine grayish, grape-like bloom. The leaves are tightly packed on the stems. This very neat plant grows to about 18" high and wide, and rarely needs trimming. The flowers, which appear in early summer, are white with purple anthers and are carried in short spikes.
'Boulder Lake' is a low, spreading cultivar. Zones 8-10

Positive philomel On Oct 15, 2002, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is a very neat growing, mound forming hebe. The leaves are silvery blue green and edged with red, giving a very pleasing and unusual overall effect.
It is an easy plant if grown in the sun in well drained soil (in the UK)


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

Silverado, California
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Dallas, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Salem, Oregon
Bellevue, Washington

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