Hebe ‘Jack’s Surprise’

Hebe ‘Jack’s Surprise’ photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Jack’s Surprise’ is an open-branched, evergreen bush, which grows to 30 in (80 cm) high. The glossy, mid-green leaves are broad spear-shaped, 1–2 in (2.5–5 cm) long. The flowers are violet-purple, deeply coloured towards the centre, July to October, with a few flowers carried until the new year.

This hebe cultivar was found by Ken and Gwen Harker on the site of a nursery at Bourne End in Buckinghamshire. It was named after the former manager of the nursery, Jack Millard.

Hardiness = H4     UK Availability = 1

Hebes I  Hebes J  Hebes K

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