Hebe ‘Franciscana Variegata’
Hebe ‘Franciscana Variegata’ forms a fairly compact, rounded evergreen bush, about 2 ft (60 cm) high and wide. The variegated leaves are thick, oval-shaped and irregularly blotched with cream; 1.2–2 in (30–50 mm) long. The flowers are violet, fading to lilac or white; summer. In the UK this hebe needs a warm sheltered garden to thrive.
The parents of this hybrid are Hebe elliptica and Hebe speciosa. Sold in the USA as ‘New Zealand Flame Bush’. It is sometimes called Hebe ‘Variegata’