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Hebe ‘Mauve Fingers’

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Species: Hebe ‘Mauve Fingers’
Binomial name: Hebe ‘Mauve Fingers’

Hebe ‘Mauve Fingers’ is a cultivar originated in the Otari Wilton Botanic Gardens in Wellington. It is thought one parent may be Hebe brevifolia the other is unknown. It grows to about 80cm and 1m wide. The lanceolate leaves are a glossy green but paler underneath. The reddish purple inflorescences are up to 10cm long.

Young plant at Otari Wilton Bush Reserve.