Hebe ‘Pimeba’

Hebe ‘Pimeba’ photographed in a Hebe Society member’s garden, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Pimeba’ is an open, low-growing, evergreen shrub, growing to about 12 in (30 cm) high. The spear-shaped grey-green leaves are 0.4–0.6 in (10–15 mm) long, and are often red-edged. The leaf bud and young leaves become reddish in winter. Violet flowers, fading with age, in summer. A hebe hardy in the UK.

This attractive hebe cultivar was raised in the 1970s by Joe Elliot, Broadwell Nursery, at Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucestershire, UK. It is thought to be a cross between Hebe pimeleoides var glauco-caerulea and Hebe Caledonia. The latter plant was being grown under the name Hebe ‘E B Anderson’.

Hardiness = H5     UK Availability = 1

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