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Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hebe 'Magic Summer'

 

Shrubby Veronica 'Magic Summer'

Hebes are popular garden shrubs and are found in most temperate climates. They are as evergreen with decorative (sometimes variegated) leaves. The flowers, in shades of blue, purple, pink or white, appear throughout summer and autumn. They are tough and able to withstand salt-laden winds makes them especially suited to coastal areas. However, they will not thrive in regions subject to prolonged freezing temperatures. 'Magic Summer' has grey variegated leaves. In the winter and spring the leaves will turn purple red. Blue flowers appear in mid-summer. Trim lightly after flowering.

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plant Features
  • Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Shrubby Veronica 'Magic Summer'

Latin name

Hebe 'Magic Summer'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Shrubby Veronica Magic Summer is 0.80meters x 0.60meters 0.80 M 0.60 M

Hebe 'Magic Summer'

Hebes are popular garden shrubs and are found in most temperate climates. They are as evergreen with decorative (sometimes variegated) leaves. The flowers, in shades of blue, purple, pink or white, appear throughout summer and autumn. They are tough and able to withstand salt-laden winds makes them especially suited to coastal areas. However, they will not thrive in regions subject to prolonged freezing temperatures. 'Magic Summer' has grey variegated leaves. In the winter and spring the leaves will turn purple red. Blue flowers appear in mid-summer. Trim lightly after flowering.


Planting young plants

From Mid Autumn TO Mid Spring

Plant Hebes in autumn or in spring. They thrive in most well drained garden soils including chalk, and in full sun. The tender species require wall protection in inland gardens.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

Take cuttings 2-4 inches of non-flowering growths during summer; insert the cuttings in equal parts of peat and sand and place in a cold frame. Varieties of H. speciosa are best rooted in a greenhouse which can be kept frost free. The following spring, pot on the rooted cuttings into 3 inch pots of John Innes No 1. Plunge the pots outdoors and transplant the hardy species and varieties into their growing positions in late summer. Tender varieties should be potted on and overwintered in a cold frame.

 
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