Champagne Hebe Hebe × bishopiana 'Champagne'

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
Hebe 'Champagne'


Hebe 'Champion' is a visually pleasing shrub known for its attractive foliage and blooms. This plant displays a dense arrangement of leaves, characterized by a deep green color with a glossy texture. The leaves are typically oval-shaped and have a tendency to be arranged neatly along the stems, giving the plant a lush, full appearance. As for the blossoms, Hebe 'Champion' produces a delightful display of flowers that contribute to its ornamental charm. The flowers, appearing in clusters, display a delicate pale color, which can range from off-white to a soft pink hue, providing a contrast to the deep green foliage. These blooms have a luxurious, effervescent quality, as the name 'Champagne' suggestively implies, and are known to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The plant possesses an overall rounded and compact growth habit, which enables it to fit well into various garden settings and works beautifully as a border or container plant. It's the interplay of the dense, evergreen foliage, coupled with the light, frothy flowers, that make Hebe 'Champion' an attractive choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of elegance and color to their outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Champagne Hebe, Hebe 'Champagne'

    • Common names

      Hebe × bishopiana 'Champagne'.

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Hebe 'Champagne' is not commonly listed as a toxic plant to humans. However, as with many plants, it might cause mild irritation or an allergic reaction in sensitive individuals if they ingest parts of the plant or come into contact with its sap. There is no widespread documentation on the symptoms of poisoning from this plant because it's not typically recognized as poisonous. To ensure safety, it is advised to avoid ingesting any parts of the plant and to keep it out of reach of children who might accidentally consume plant material.

    • To pets

      Hebe 'Champagne', similar to its status with humans, is not widely recognized as toxic to pets. However, precaution should be taken to prevent pets from ingesting the plant. Though not specifically listed as poisonous, it could potentially cause mild gastrointestinal upset or an allergic reaction in some animals if they were to consume parts of it. As with any non-food plant, it's generally advisable to keep it away from pets to avoid any accidental ingestion. Symptoms of a potential reaction, although unlikely, may include vomiting, diarrhea, or drooling, and if any of these occur, it would be wise to consult a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (0.91 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      New Zealand


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Hebe 'Champagne' offers year-round ornamental value with its attractive foliage and delicate white flowers.
    • Low Maintenance: This plant is known for being easy to care for, requiring minimal upkeep to thrive.
    • Drought Tolerance: Once established, it has a good tolerance for dry conditions, reducing the need for frequent watering.
    • Attracts Wildlife: The flowers can attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial insects to the garden.
    • Compact Size: Hebe 'Champagne' is a compact shrub, making it suitable for small gardens or for use in container planting.
    • Versatile Landscaping: Its size and shape make it ideal for use in borders, beds, and as ground cover.
    • Seasonal Interest: It can provide visual interest throughout multiple seasons with its evergreen leaves and seasonal blooms.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Educational Tool: Botany students and gardening enthusiasts can use Hebe 'Champagne' to study plant growth, morphology, and the process of hybridization due to its status as a hybrid plant.
    • Photography Subject: Its delicate flowers and foliage make Hebe 'Champagne' a beautiful subject for photographers practicing close-up and macro photography.
    • Art Inspiration: Artists may draw inspiration from the unique color and form of Hebe 'Champagne' for paintings, drawings, and other artistic endeavors.
    • Companion Planting: Hebe 'Champagne' can be used in companion planting to create visually appealing garden designs due to its compact size and colorful flowers.
    • Hobby Crafting: The branches and flowers of Hebe 'Champagne' can be used in making homemade wreaths, garlands, or other craft decorations.
    • Eco-Friendly Confetti: Dried petals of Hebe 'Champagne' can serve as a biodegradable alternative to traditional confetti at events and celebrations.
    • Floral Arrangement: The long blooming season of Hebe 'Champagne' provides a continuous supply of fresh flowers for indoor vases and arrangements.
    • Culinary Garnish: Although not commonly eaten, the non-toxic flowers of Hebe 'Champagne' might be used as an edible garnish for plating and presentation in culinary arts, after confirming that they are safe and haven't been treated with any chemicals.
    • Dye Source: The flowers and leaves might be boiled down to extract natural dyes for textile or craft projects, with careful experimentation and adherence to safety protocols.
    • Garden Sculpture: Trained and pruned creatively, Hebe 'Champagne' can be shaped into living sculptures for a garden or landscape feature.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Hebe is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Hebe is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Youthfulness - Hebe, the Greek goddess after whom the plant is named, was the goddess of youth, and the plant embodies this attribute through its lush, evergreen leaves.
    • Rejuvenation - Just as Hebe served the gods with nectar to give them eternal youth, Hebe plants symbolize renewal and fresh beginnings.
    • Enduring Love - The long-lasting nature of the flowers can be seen as a metaphor for lasting affection and commitment.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 2-3 years
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Champagne Hebe should be watered when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, approximately once a week. During the warmer months, you might need to water more frequently, whereas in cooler months, water less often. Use enough water to moisten the soil thoroughly but avoid waterlogging the roots, which means about 1 gallon per plant for each watering session. Ensure that the plant has adequate drainage and water directly at the base rather than wetting the foliage to prevent disease.

  • sunLight

    Champagne Hebe thrives in full to partial sunlight. It is best positioned in a spot where it can receive at least six hours of direct sunlight daily. Filtered afternoon light is beneficial to avoid scorching in regions where the sun is particularly intense during the peak of summer.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Champagne Hebe prefers a temperature range of 50°F to 70°F but can survive temperatures as low as 30°F for short periods. Avoid placing the plant in locations where temperatures drop below freezing frequently. Ideal growth is achieved within the specified range, protecting the plant from extreme cold and heat.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune the Champagne Hebe in the early spring or immediately after flowering to maintain shape and encourage bushier growth. Remove dead or damaged stems and cut back any overly long branches to promote air circulation and prevent disease. Pruning once a year is generally sufficient unless shaping is required more frequently.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Hebe 'Champagne' prefers well-draining soil with a bit of organic matter. A mix of two parts garden soil, one part peat moss, and one part perlite or coarse sand is ideal. The soil pH should be neutral to slightly alkaline.

  • plantRepotting

    Hebe 'Champagne' should be repotted every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its current pot. Spring is the best time to repot, to allow the plant to establish before winter.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Hebe 'Champagne' tolerates a wide range of humidity levels but prefers moderate humidity. It does not require the high humidity that some tropical plants do.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright indirect light and avoid overwatering.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in partial sun, shelter from harsh conditions.

    • Hardiness zone

      8-10 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Hebe ‘Champagne’ begins its life cycle as a seed, germinating in well-draining soil and requiring consistent moisture without waterlogging. As a seedling, it develops a root system and foliage, graduating to a young plant that thrives in full sun to partial shade. Through the vegetative stage, it experiences steady growth of glossy green leaves and woody stems, forming a rounded shrub. Its reproductive phase is marked by the blooming of small, white or pale mauve flowers, typically during the summer months, which attract pollinators. After pollination, it may produce small capsules containing seeds, completing its reproductive cycle. The plant, being a perennial, will enter a period of dormancy during colder months with reduced growth, only to revive and grow in the subsequent season.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • The Hebe × bishopiana 'Champagne', also known as Shrubby Veronica, is commonly propagated using semi-hardwood cuttings. The best time to take these cuttings is during the late summer to early autumn months. To propagate, select a healthy, non-flowering stem and cut a piece around 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) in length. Strip the lower leaves off the stem and dip the cut end into a rooting hormone to encourage root development. Plant the cutting into a pot filled with a mixture of peat and perlite or a coarse sand mix, ensuring that some of the leaf nodes are buried where new roots can form. Keep the soil moist but not saturated and provide indirect light until the cutting has rooted, which typically takes a few weeks. Once the cuttings have established a good root system, they can be potted on or planted out into the garden.