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Hebe 'Mary Antoinette'

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Species: H. Mary Antoinette 
Binomial name: Hebe ‘Mary Antoinette’

Hebe ‘Mary Antoinette’ is a 50 cm high 70 cm wide. The dark green leaves are spear-shaped and about 3.5–4 cm long, with a purplish leaf bud. The cerise flowers open to white, late spring to summer.
This hebe cultivar was discovered prior to 1986 by Ann Burton at the Annton Nursery of Cambridge, North Island, New Zealand. It may be a seedling from Hebe ‘Carnea’.

Photographed May

The purplish leaf bud.