Hebe can be promoted for their versatility and adaptability to the British climate. And customers should be advised that the smaller mound-forming Hebe tend to be hardier than the larger-leaved types.
HTA’s David Gilchrist said: "Gardeners will find that the smaller-leaved plants make very attractive shapes and are ideal for edging or grouping in garden borders. Their versatility extends to being grown in containers and the very slow growing ones can be used in hanging baskets."
Nominated and agreed upon by British growers and retailers, the HTA’s 'plant of the month' campaign highlights the plants that are widely available and look especially good in garden centres at that time.
Different varieties are recommended together with simple planting and care hints and tips.
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