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Strawberries and Cream Hebe Plants

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The details

  • Evergreen. Purple new foliage quickly matures to mid-green.
  • Low maintenance ornamental
  • Pink & white flowers June-September
  • Grows well in pots
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Max. Height: 60cm
  • Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery
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Description

Hebe Strawberries and Cream (Tullystraw): 2 Litre Potted Plants

Strawberries and Cream's new foliage starts off purple and quickly matures to lush green. The flowers in mid-summer open as a delicious pink that fades along the cone to white. It is bushy and upright to about 60cm high by 60cm wide.

Hebes are only delivered pot-grown, year round.

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

Features:

  • Evergreen. Purple new foliage quickly matures to mid-green.
  • Low maintenance ornamental
  • Pink & white flowers June-September
  • Grows well in pots, window boxes
  • Good for coastal areas.
  • RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Max. Height: 60cm
  • Pot Grown: Year Round Delivery

Growing Strawberries and Cream 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 pretty raspberry-ripple like pink and white flowers make it a perfect planting companion for astrantia major 'Sparkling Pink Stars' or Star of Beauty, and Alstromeria ‘Peaches and Cream’ for a knockout pink scheme. Carry on the fruity theme with Hebe 'Rhubarb and Custard'. Lonicera 'Fragrant Cloud' would be striking climber to go alongside it. It would also partner well with a pink penstemon such as the exuberant Valcano Etna.

Did You Know?

There are some amazing displays devoted to hebes in the UK, not least in The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, which has an area specifically for New Zealand plants and hebes. There is also a national collection of hebes based in Yorkshire at the Hedgerow Plant Centre in Threshfield. Another inspiring display of some 120 hebes is at the Lovell Quinta Arboretum in Cheshire, which was planted by the Hebe Society in 2004 at the Lovell Quinta Arboretum in Cheshire and now managed by the Tatton Garden Society.