Hebe hybrid 'Wiri Blush'
These are New Zealand natives closely related to Veronica and occasionally still sold under that name. (Hebes are shrubs, Veronicas are perennials.) Most types are grown mainly for attractive form and foliage (neat pairs of opposite leaves); some give good flower display in summer, and a few produce a scattering of bloom throughout the year. Most are fast growing.
All do best in cool-summer, mild-winter climates—in the San Francisco area, for example. Dry summer heat and winter frosts shorten their lives. Larger-leafed types are more susceptible to winter damage. Very prone to root rot if drainage is anything less than excellent. Take seacoast conditions. Prune after bloom, shortening stems that have flowered by about half to keep plants compact and bushy. Rejuvenate ragged plants by cutting back severely; they’ll resprout easily from old, leafless wood.Hebe hybrid 'Wiri Blush'
This hybrid has a rounded form to 3 ft. high and 4 ft. wide, with narrow, 2-in.-long, shiny dark green leaves. It produces bright pink, 3-in.-long spikes of flowers. Almost continual bloom from early summer through frost.
Native to Coast Ranges from Southern Oregon to Santa Barbara, California. To 40–80 ft. tall, 30&ndash
From 2 ft. high, 10 ft.wide. Small, shiny dark green leaves. Flowers are very dark blue, in short clus...
This is among most spectacular of flowering plants, growing 35 ft. tall and wide, with huge (8—1...