Hebe Rhubarb & Custard is an exclusive award winning variety bred in Tully Nurseries. It won 2 major plants awards 'Best new Plant' in Ireland & the UK in 2013. It is available in all leading garden centres and DIY stores in Ireland and the UK. If you would like to stock this plant or buy this plant in the UK, contact Bransford Plants. You can read more about Hebe Rhubarb & Custard in our press releases below!
Irish nursery wins Best in Show in UK
Tully Nurseries, Ireland’s premier supplier of plants in Ireland and the UK, has just been awarded ‘Best in Show’ at the HTA National Plant Show in Coventry. The North County Dublin nursery and garden centre’s Hebe ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ was selected as the overall winner in the New Plant Awards category over 100 other entries. Pictured here (L to R) are Niamh and Padraig Tully of Tully Nurseries celebrating their outstanding award of “Best in Show” for their Hebe ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ at the HTA National Plant Show in Coventry
The plant is noted for its distinctive spiky foliage, nice rounded habit and the added benefit of cream, pink and green foliage Hebe ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ is set to be a popular plant for its year round colour and lilac flowers in June and July. It is an evergreen plant which is easy to grow, and will be available for sale in 2013 in Tully Nurseries Plant Centre. Hebe ‘Rhubarb & Custard’ is part of Tully Nurseries new Bella Bloom branded Hebe collection.
Commenting on the award, Niamh Tully, Marketing Manager for Tully Nurseries said, “We are absolutely thrilled with the news that Rhubarb and Custard has won Best in Show. We have been breading our new Hebe dessert range for over 18 months and we are delighted that our hard work has been acknowledged. The range also features other specimens such as, Pink Candy and Strawberries and cream.”
She went onto say that, “The Rhubarb and Custard Hebe is an ideal choice and it is reliable for anybody looking for flowers in summer and foliage all year round.”
In business for over 30 years, Tully Nurseries has become one of Ireland’s largest nurseries growing over 1 million plants per annum. They have one of the best selection of plants in Ireland which they sell under their ‘Winning Plants’ brand and retail from their plant centre in North County Dublin.
Chair of the judging panel, David Gilchrist comments, “With such a huge selection of fantastic new plants across all categories the judges were spoilt for choice. Hebe ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ really stands out as an extremely saleable plant with a good shelf life that is easy to grow. With its striking foliage and lilac flowers it has the ‘wow’ factor and within a plant area will catch the eye of the gardening public presenting tremendous potential for garden retailers.”
Sweet Success for Tully Nurseries
"I was delighted to be joined by Martin, Niamh and Padraig Tully in Government Buildings today where they presented me with their homegrown winner of the best plant for 2013, Hebe 'Rhubarb and Custard'. Developed over a five year period at Tully Nurseries, Ballyboughal, Co Dublin, this distinctive evergreen plant would be ideal for all gardens and I wish them all the best with it both here and in the UK. "
It’s Spring and time to get back into the garden with new ideas and new colour. New to the market and winner of the best new plant for 2013 is Hebe ‘Rhubarb & Custard’. Since winning the Bord Bia and HTA awards last year at the Irish & UK National Shows, Tully Nurseries has had huge demand for this plant from home and abroad. This new Hebe has been developed and cultivated in Tully Nurseries in north county Dublin. It has taken 5 years to produce and is now grown world wide under license. Other varieties in this range include ‘Raspberry Ripple’ and ‘Strawberries and Cream’.
Hebe ‘Rhubarb & Custard’ is unique for its distinctive spiky foliage, nice rounded habit and has the added benefit of cream, pink and green foliage. It is set to be a popular plant for its year round colour and lilac flowers in June and July. It is an evergreen plant which is easy to grow and is ideal in all gardens. It can be planted in the garden or in patio containers.
Developed by Tully Nurseries this exciting new plant is available under their Bella Bloom brand in garden centres and Winning Plants brand in DIYs throughout Ireland & the UK. This plant is part of Bord Bia’s Garden Time promotion range allowing you to enter its monthly competition to win lots of prizes. This Irish grown plant will be a winner in your garden.