Hebe ‘Rosie’ is so surprising when it comes into flower as personally I never expect such beautiful flowers on a shrub. The plant itself is grand enough on it’s own, staying relatively compact at less than a metre in all directions. But when it flowers it really is quite stunning. We have a little run of Hebes alongside our pond, not because they like a damp environment but to hide the pond side. If anything was going to be used to hide something low then you could do a lot worse than this to look at in the summer months.
Each year it gets a good hair cut after the flowers have gone, to keep it in shape, as Hebes can tent towards a rather leggy structure if left. Doing that once a year takes 10 minutes and gives you a perfect specimen for the other 365 days, that’s a pretty good return in my books.