Hebe ‘Youngii’

Hebe ‘Youngii’ photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Youngii’ (syn Hebe ‘Carl Teschner’) is a low-growing, fairly compact, ground-cover, evergreen shrub, reaching 8 in (20 cm) high, and 24 in (60 cm) or more across. The tiny leaves are shiny mid-green, with a red edge. The flowers violet fading to white, June and July. A hebe hardy in the UK.

This hebe cultivar, or an almost identical one, was sent unnamed by Carl Teschner of Otago, New Zealand in 1960 to Valerie Finnis, UK. The original seedling was found before 1930 in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, South Island, and named after the Curator.

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