Hebe ‘Bowles’ Variety’

Hebe ‘Bowles’ Variety’ photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Bowles’ Variety’ is a compact, bushy, evergreen shrub, growing to about 18 in (45 cm) high. The slightly shiny, mid-green, broad, spear-shaped leaves are 1.5 in (4 cm) long and 0.4 in (1 cm) wide. Mauve-blue flowers in spikes up to 3 in (7.5 cm) long in early summer. This hebe has proved to be hardy in mid-Cheshire.

Little is known of the origin of this hebe cultivar, which is named after Edward Augustus Bowles (1865–1954), of Myddleton House, Enfield, near London. It is markedly different to Hebe ‘Bowles Hybrid’.

Hebes A  Hebes B  Hebes C

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