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Heartbreaker Hebe Plants

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The details

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

Hebe 'Heartbreaker' Plants. 2 Litre Pots

Heartbreaker is a bit like Burning Heart in reverse: its evergreen variegated foliage is most pink-purple in winter, fading to green and cream by summer. The flowers in July and August are mauve. Bushy and upright, it will grow to about 75cm high and wide.

Hebes are only delivered pot-grown, year round.

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

Features:

  • Evergreen, variegated, burgundy-pink tinged leaves in winter
  • Low maintenance ornamental
  • Small mauve 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 Heartbreaker 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

A wonderful focal point for the garden with its variegated leaves turning a deep burgundy in winter and spring, and its abundance of bright mauve flowers in summer. The evergreen Arenaria montana would be a luscious combination, particularly when it blooms. Follow the white and burgundy theme by combining with Heuchera 'Cherry Truffles' and Masterpiece Lupins, adding in splashes of white candy-striped Cosmos and a mix of Black Narcissi and Boom Boom dahlias.

Did You Know?

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