Hebe
Hebe 'Midsummer Beauty'

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

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-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 softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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.