New zealand native hebe produces spectacular displays of reddish-purple spring flowers, that also attract bees. Plant as a filler, in a container or mass plant for blocks of colour.
when to sow
spring & autumn.
fill a seed tray with yates black magic(r) seed raising mix. Press mix firmly into tray; water and allow to drain. Sow seed and cover lightly with seed raising mix. Place tray in a warm, shady, sheltered place and mist with water, as required, to keep moist (not wet).
once seedlings are 3-5cm high, transplant into small individual pots. Grow on until a root ball establishes and transplant into the garden or containers.
use only a very fine layer of seed raising mix as light enhances germination. Apply yates blitzem(r) to protect young seedlings from slugs and snails.