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Named after the Greek goddess of youth, these fabulous evergreen shrubs are a must for every garden!
An array of foliage colours adds interest all year round. Flowers are usually white, pink, purple, blue shades.
Most start blooming from late spring/early summer, and often last into the autumn. They are particularly attractive to bees, butterflies and beneficial insects too.
Varying in height from around 2ft (60cm) to 6ft (180cm), they are versatile shrubs. All can be grown in borders, and dwarf varieties are great in patio pots or rock gardens. Best planted in free draining soil and a sunny site.
They require very little maintenance – removing old flower heads extends the flowering period. An annual prune in March to remove any frost damaged stems or just a general tidy up is recommended – always prune to where buds are showing, do not prune into old woody growth.
Container grown varieties need more watering than those planted in the garden. Feed every two months but only between April to September, with a handful blood, fish & bone worked into the top of the soil.