The four new varieties of Hebe are ‘Burgundy Blush’, ‘Claret Crush’, ‘Merlot Memories’ and ‘Ruby Port’.
Breeding and selection of these new Hebe varieties began in spring 2011 by Karl O’Neill, Bransford Webbs propagation manager.
Following several years of trials and evaluations, both commercially and in garden locations, a final four varieties were chosen for their unique dark foliage colour to become a spring collection. The red wine like colouring of the foliage, led to the naming of the range: Red Wine Hebes.
The plants are available from mid-February, 2L pot RRP £9.99.