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Rakai Hebe in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hebe rakaiensis

 

Rakai Hebe

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. This is a dwarf species which bears masses of large, white flower spikes in mid-summer.

 
plant Features
  • Rakai Hebe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Rakai Hebe likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Rakai Hebe is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Rakai Hebe likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Rakai Hebe

Latin name

Hebe rakaiensis

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rakai Hebe likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Rakai Hebe is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Rakai Hebe likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Rakai Hebe likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rakai Hebe is 0.50meters x 0.60meters 0.50 M 0.60 M

Hebe rakaiensis

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. This is a dwarf species which bears masses of large, white flower spikes in mid-summer.


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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