Hebe lavaudiana

Hebe lavaudiana photographed by Chris Gill at Banks Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

Hebe lavaudiana is decumbent, evergreen, bushy shrub that usually grows to 8 in (20 cm) or more high. The round green leaves are 0.7 in (18 mm) long, the red edges are toothed. Erect spikes of beautiful pink flowers in spring. This hebe is hardy in UK, although it is susceptible to downy mildew. It best grown in sparse conditions, eg in tufa, in an open sunny position.

It is found in rock outcrops on the Banks Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand.

Hardiness = H5     UK Availability = 1

Hebes K  Hebes L  Hebes M

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