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Have Hulkeana

I am very much wanting to find a Hebe Hulkeana, and hitting a lot of brick walls! I am happy to grow from cuttings. If any one knows any where I can obtain a plant, or any one who would be able to supply cuttings material I would be delighted. I live in Shropshire, but prepared to travel!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,982
    If this link works it will be Plantfinder

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thank you, been there.... but none of the suppliers listed have it....
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,737
    Don't know if anyone on this thread has the answer ...

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,219
    Super plant...hope you track one down.
    It grows in a house in Kirriemuir.  Angus. Scotland against a sheltered wall.
    Maybe you could write  to them and beg a cutting 

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,178
    I have the plant and it is in full flower at the moment and is absolutely stunning.  I am in Devon - so it's a bit of a distance from Shropshire.  Obviously, I would have to wait until the flowers have finished, but I'm trying to think of a viable way to send cuttings in the post.  Any advice for a good way to achieve that would be appreciated.
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 336
    You would be best of rooting it first then wrapping it up with a small amount of damp/wet compost and a plastic wrap of some kind around the roots/compost to post. 

    I have recieved rooted cuttings like this from ebay. 
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,178
    Thank you Hazyb - I had thought that would probably be the best way.  I shall take some cuttings once the flowers have finished.

  • Thank you Shrinking Violet - it would be wonderful if you were able to get some cuttings going and I would certainly buy one off you - I think you could make a killing with this one - why has it become so difficult to get hold of I wonder?  I hadn't expected it to be in flower yet - your sunny climes will bring it on much earlier than we would get it flowering her -  I did wonder if, after flowering you  could take a reasonably large piece of woody stuff off and post it first class in a moisture retaining bag of some kind - probably lovingly wrapped in bubble wrap or the like - it would be possible to take cuttings on it's arrival here?  I have taken cuttings off things I have "borrowed" a good 24 hours after taking the piece of plant material, and have had some success.  However, fully understand if this doesn't seem sensible and your plant may not be large enough - too precious to risk too much damage!  I have also ascertained that John Gillies - Rare Plants in Coventry is hoping to have some later in the year.  Kiftsgate may also do so - both of those are reachable from me - but I have missed them each time I have tried in the last two years!  But do keep in touch to let me know how you get on with the cuttings - feel free to message outside the forum if you wish.  Harriet
  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,178
    I'll keep you posted as the season progresses!  My friend who originally gave me a cutting swears they are very easy to propagate, and I'll do my best one way or another.  Not sure about your first suggestion though.  I shall look at the plant and work out a plan.  
  • Dear Shrinking Violet... April is here again and  what a different April from last year. Due to family goings on last summer gardening went rather down hill for us here, but now of course it is a full time pass time... thank heavens and how blessed we are to have a garden to be in and occupy ourselves! I hope you are managing in these times and staying well. I wonder if you had any joy with propagating the Hebe Hulkeana? 
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