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Hebe 'Ohakea'

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Species: H. diosmifolia var Ohakea
Binomial name: Hebe diosmifolia var Ohakea
Common name: Hebe 'Ohakea'

Hebe 'Ohakea' is cultivar of a parent Hebe diosmifolia. It is a low growing shrub (>80cm) with a rounded habit.
The olive green leaves which are 2cc long by 4mm wide have faintly red margins.
In spring and summer it develops amethyst bud spikes which open to pale pink-lavender flowers. The colours lighten with age.
It was name 'Ohakea' by J.Allerdice when around 1999; a spontaneous seedling arose next to a Hebe diosmifolia in his garden which was near the Ohakea airbase.