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PlantFiles: Hebe
Hebe 'Midsummer Beauty'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hebe (HEE-bee) (Info)
Cultivar: Midsummer Beauty


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


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 softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This is one of the most rewarding of all hebes and deserves a place in most temperate gardens. Frost hardy, it grows to 4' with a similar spread and has green leaves with a red underside. Its lavender-blue flowers are displayed on long racemes throughout summer. Zones 8-10

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

This is a strong growing large hebe, with large leaves, so not as hardy as some of the smaller leaved types. However I have found it to be completely hardy in my climate in SE England.

It is an easily grown plant and can be readily propogated from cuttings. Although call Midsummer Beauty, it flowers from June throughout the summer and autumn. It has even been flowering at Christmas in my garden!

The flowers are conspicuous and showy. At the height of its season, the whole shrub is smothered and the flowers are very attractive to bees and hoverflies.


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


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