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Hebe x franciscana - (Eastw.)Souster.

Common Name Hebe
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 9-11
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known in the wild.
Range A garden hybrid, H. elliptica x H. speciosa.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Hebe x franciscana Hebe


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Summary

Bloom Color: Purple, Red. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Early fall, Late summer, Mid summer. Form: Rounded.


Physical Characteristics

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Hebe x franciscana is an evergreen Shrub growing to 2.5 m (8ft) by 3 m (9ft) at a slow rate.
It is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs).
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms

Veronica decussata. V. elliptica. Hort non Forst.f. V. franciscana. V. lobelioides.

Habitats

 Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Hedge;  Hedge.

One of the most wind and spray resistant shrubs[11], it is much used as hedging plant, particularly in maritime areas of the country[182]. It succeeds on the top of Cornish hedges[11]. Requires minimal clipping only.

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Container, Erosion control, Foundation, Ground cover, Massing, Rock garden, Seashore. Prefers a light well-drained soil in a sunny position[11, 200]. Succeeds in most soils so long as they are not boggy or too dry[182]. Very tolerant of salt and wind[184], it succeeds in very exposed maritime positions[182]. Chalk tolerant[200]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution[200]. Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus. This species is commonly grown in the Atlantic zone coastal gardens, but it is not reliably hardy inland[11]. It tolerates temperatures down to about -10°c, succeeding outdoors in the milder areas of the country and self-sowing in the Isles of Scilly where it appears wild[184]. Young vigorously growing plants are very susceptible to frost damage but may become hardier after their first winter[11]. A number of forms have been developed for their ornamental value[182]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200]. Special Features:Not North American native, Attractive flowers or blooms.

Propagation

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in spring. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow on the young plants for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. It would probably be worthwhile giving some protection to the plant for its first winter outdoors. This species is a hybrid and will not breed true from seed. Cuttings of half ripe wood, 3 - 5cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up when roots are forming and keep in a frame or greenhouse for its first winter before planting out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn or winter in a frame.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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