Hebe ‘Marshmallow’ is a compact shrub, with the tight pink buds opening to pink flowers which fade white as they mature. The foliage has a blue green glaucous appearance. ‘Marshmallow’ will grow to around 40cm x 40cm and prefers well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
Bred by Karl O’Neill, propagation manager at Bransford Webbs, Hebe ‘Marshmallow’ has come from the same breeding programme as the Hebe Red Wine and Summer Drinks ranges, which began back in 2011. Following several years of trials and evaluations, both commercially and in garden locations, Hebe ‘Marshmallow’ was chosen due to its foliage colour and pink and white flowers. Hebe ‘Marshmallow’ will be available in garden centres across the UK from April 2016, in a 2L pot.