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Hebe ‘Silver Queen’

Hebe elliptica 'Variegata', Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata'

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Hebe Silver Queen, Hebe elliptica 'Variegata', Hebe x franciscana 'Variegata', Evergreen Shrub, Small Shrub, Dwarf Shrub, Purple Flowers

Hebe ‘Silver Queen’ is a bushy, spreading evergreen shrub forming a dense mound of broadly elliptic, dark green leaves with wide and irregular creamy-white margins. In summer, short spikes of purple flowers appear on the tips of the branches. Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, they are stunning in combination with the variegated foliage. However, the main contribution of this evergreen shrub is its brightly colored foliage throughout the year. A great choice as a specimen plant, a low hedge, or the mixed border.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Typically grows up to 2-3 ft. tall and wide (60-90 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or part shade in any moist, but well-drained soils. Needs a sheltered site protected from both summer heat and winter cold.
  • Very versatile, this plant is perfect for edging, beds, and borders or containers. Well suited to coastal gardens or cottage gardens.
  • Rarely affected by pests or diseases, it requires little maintenance. Keep an eye out for aphids, tortrix moths, and downy mildew.
  • Needs little pruning. Prune lightly removing unsightly shoots as required in mid to late spring. This shrub blooms in summer and late fall on the previous or current year’s growth.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.

Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 10
Heat Zones 9 - 10
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Hebe
Common names Hebe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Hebe buxifolia ‘Patty’s Purple’
Hebe Purple Shamrock
Hebe ‘Frozen Flame’
Hebe speciosa ‘Variegata’
Hebe cupressoides ‘Boughton Dome’
Hebe vernicosa (Varnished Hebe)

Recommended Companion Plants

Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’ (Sage)
Stipa tenuissima (Mexican Feather Grass)
Rosa ‘Felicia’ (Hybrid Musk Rose)
Artemisia ludoviciana (White Sage)

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 - 10
Heat Zones 9 - 10
Climate Zones 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Plantaginaceae
Genus Hebe
Common names Hebe
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spacing 30" - 36"
(80cm - 90cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Hedges And Screens, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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