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Burning Heart Hebe Plants

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The details

  • Evergreen, variegated, pink tinged leaves
  • Low maintenance ornamental
  • Small lilac-purple flower spikes Jul-Aug
  • Grows well in pots
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Max. Height: 75cm
  • Magicolors Collection
  • Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery
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Description

Hebe 'Burning Heart' Plants, 2 Litre Pots

Grown primarily for its festive evergreen variegated foliage that kicks off the year drenched in purple-pink, fading gradually to grey-green and cream, with a faint pink blush remaining into winter. Burning Heart's flowers are small but attractive lilac-purple spikes in July and August. Bushy and upright, it will grow to about 75cm high and wide.

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

Hebes are only delivered pot-grown, year round.

Features:

  • Evergreen, variegated, pink tinged leaves
  • Low maintenance ornamental
  • Small lilac-purple flower spikes Jul-Aug
  • Grows well in pots, window boxes
  • Good for coastal areas.
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Magicolors Collection
  • Max. Height: 75cm
  • Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery

Growing Burning Heart 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

The colour-changing leaves make this ideal for a distinctive pot plant or window box that gets seen every day. We think these would work well planted in individual containers to create border-like displays similar to Great Dixter's famous garden where a series of pots greet you either side of the front door of the house: ideal if you don't have a lot of border space. These work really well with Japanese anemones, catmint and cranesbill geraniums.

Did You Know?

Hebe Burning Heart is part of the Magicolors range created by the plant company Bransford Webb, like Magic Summer and Heartbreaker.

There is a tulip with the same name for a passionate two burning hearts theme: one a shrub, one a bulb ... destined to be in your garden together?