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 the goddess of youth. Hebe plants are easy to grow. They easily adapt to their environment and produce beautiful colors in the landscape. Hebe is native to New Zealand.
Hebe x andersonii has dark stems. The leaves are pointed and glossy. It usually flowers in summer and autumn. Flowers are long sprays of tiny ruby-purple flowers that fade to white.
Plant Hebe x andersonii in well-drained soil poor or fertile. It is better if it is slightly alkaline. Grow Hebe x andersonii 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.
Also read about Hebe ‘Neils Choice’.