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Parahebe catarractae ‘Alba’ (photo courtesy of Joshua McCullough/PhytoPhoto)
Parahebe catarractae ‘Alba’ (photo courtesy of Joshua McCullough/PhytoPhoto)

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Parahebe catarractae


Perennials, Flowers

PARAHEBE

These evergreen perennials were formerly classified as Hebe, and before that as Veronica. Regardless of their name, they are a fine choice for the front of borders, among stones, or trailing over walls. Plants form loosely sprawling, leafy mounds and bloom profusely in summer, bearing small (1/2 in.), saucer-shaped flowers. Cut back any frost-damaged stems to near the base of the plant.

Parahebe catarractae

From New Zealand. Grows to 1 ft. high and 2 ft. wide, with narrow dark green leaves. Flowers are white with blue or pink veining and a red eye, carried in clusters to 4 in. long. Stems root where they touch moist soil. If plants begin looking leggy, you can cut them back somewhat.

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