Hebe ‘Dark Angel’
Hebe ‘Dark Angel’ is an upright, somewhat open, bushy evergreen shrub, which reaches 24 in (60 cm) high and across in 4 years. The leaves are narrow, spear-shaped, mid-green – new growth has reddish edges and mid-rib. The leaves take on a deep-reddish hue in winter. The flowers are lilac-mauve, spring to early summer. In the UK this hebe is hardy to –5°C.
Hebe ‘Dark Angel’ was a chance seedling discovered at the Bransford Site of the wholesale plant suppliers Bransford Webbs, it was introduced in 2006. Hebe ‘Sapphire’ is similar, but later flowering.