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Black Beauty Hebe Plants

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The details

  • Evergreen. Dark purple new foliage matures to deep green.
  • Low maintenance ornamental
  • Purple flowers June-September
  • Grows well in pots
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Max. Height x spread: 1m
  • Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery
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Description

Hebe 'Black Beauty' ('Darkest of All'): 2 Litre Potted Plants

Black Beauty delivers the darkness with lush purple-black new foliage that matures to dark green. The purple flowers in mid-summer are not as profuse as other varieties, making this much more of a backdrop foliage plant.
It is bushy and upright to at least 1m high by 1m wide.

Hebes are only delivered pot-grown, year round.

Browse our other hebe varieties, or our full range of ornamental shrubs.

Features:

  • Evergreen. Dark purple new foliage matures to deep green.
  • Low maintenance ornamental
  • Purple flowers June-September
  • Grows well in pots, window boxes
  • Good for coastal areas.
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Max. Height x spread: 1m
  • Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery

Growing 'Black Beauty' Hebes

Suitable for any well-drained soil, they tolerate partial shade well. They are hardy across most of the UK, but in cold areas of the North and Scotland, they are best grown in pots that can be moved into shelter from dry winter winds. In other areas outside the South West, covering them during an extended period of frost or snow is recommended to prevent cosmetic damage, but not essential.

Hebes prefer poor soil, so do not add any of our rich composts to the soil before planting: sand would be better in most normal topsoils. In heavy clay soil, churn the ground over to add a bit of gravel & grit (not sand) to give their roots breathing space, likewise add grit to a planting mix for Hebes in pots.

They don't like being hard pruned, so give them a light trim in spring to keep them tight and bushy. If you need to tidy a stray stem, prune it back as little as possible, to a good-looking bud.

In Your Garden Design

Consider plants that complement the foliage of this stunning beauty of a hebe. The richly-coloured heuchera Black Pearl be superb. And highlight with purple/blue and white themed plants including Anemone Harmony Double White and Pulmonaria Blue Ensign. Partner with our Regal Whites and Moody Blues collection and you are onto a winner. Nepeta and Japanese Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' would be good combinations too.