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non flowering hebe

I got a herb last year and it flowered between November and December. So far this year plenty of green growth but no flowers yet. It's in a large pot on the patio semi shade. Any thoughts?


  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,278

    I got one this year and it is a mass of purple flowers - will be watching this thread with interest to see what I have to do to get it flowering next yearimage

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,951

    You didn't cut the ends of the sprigs off after it flowered did you?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,278

    Certainly won't be doing that thenimage

  • Hi pansyface

    Come to think of it I think I did. I take it that's a no no. 

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,951

    All the hebes I've ever had have sulked after a trim. The trouble is, they get bigger and bigger until one day you either have to hack them back or throw them out.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I find Hebe to be a bit sulky. They can be either huge beasts which need taming or fussy about conditions. Generally they like moist but well drained soil in almost any aspect, but just to prove me wrong one of my customers has a beauty growing well in heavy clay. If they are trimmed they do sulk, even if done lightly and it takes a year to get them to flower again, sometimes more. If you trimmed it that may well be the cause.

  • Thanks Dave

    I think its going to sulk for a bit as come the spring it needs a haircut

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