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Daily Archive: November 5, 2016

Hebe Rakaiensis – Shrubby Veronica

Hebe Rakaiensis, also known as Shrubby Veronica, is said to be covered in white flowers from early to mid-summer. This small hebe forms a neat dome shape and is fully hardy, preferring full sun or partial shade in the garden or rockery. This plant has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM). It is supposed to be easy to grow and evergreen. They like an alkaline or chalky soil. Our garden sits on clay so they should do ok.

Sean and Deb brought five rooted cuttings of this Hebe on their last visit. I have to nurture them now through until next Spring when I hope they will be part of my plans for the rockery, which has been put off until next year.