Hebe speciosa 'Tricolor'

Showy Hebe

Evergreen Shrub

Striking leaves variegated green, cream and rose are topped by magenta-purple flowers that fade to white. Leaves are especially colorful in cool weather and early in the growing season. This evergreen, because of its many colors (rose, purple, light yellow, light and dark greens, and bluish tinges), pairs well with lots of different plants and jazzes up just about any combination. Wonderful choice for coastal gardens. Susceptible to winter damage so use as a container accent or in a protected area. Prune to keep compact and tidy. 

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Morning Sun

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 24 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attractive Foliage, Attracts Hummingbirds, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Variegated
Leaf Shape: Elliptical

Flower Color: Magenta / Deep Pink, Purple / Violet
Bloom Season: Summer
Flower Shape: Spike /Spire

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden
Wildlife: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Plant Behavior: Tender
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos