Hebe x andersonii

Hebe x andersonii or as it is known Anderson’s Hebe is an evergreen shrub. It is part of the Plantaginaceae family of plants. The name is from Greek, Hebe was the daughter of Zeus and goddess of youth. Hebe plants are easy to grow and easily adapt to their environment and produce beautiful colors in the landscape. It is native to New Zealand.

Hebe x andersonii
Hebe x andersonii

It has dark stems and the leaves which are pointed and glossy. The flowers usually appear in summer and autumn. Long sprays of tiny ruby-purple flowers that fade to white. Plant Hebe x andersonii in well-drained soil poor or fertile. though better if it is slightly alkaline. Hebe x andersonii can be planted in the sun or partial shade. Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings end of summer. Watch out for aphids and downy mildew, leaf spot could be a problem too.

Hebe x andersonii
Hebe x andersonii
Hebe x andersonii
Hebe x andersonii

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