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Hebe 'Ohau'

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Botanical name: Hebe Ohau 

Hebe Ohau is a compact plant, 80 x 80 centimetres and has violet-blue flowers late spring and into summer. It has green leaves with a purple edge. Hebe Ohau was cultivated by Lex Kenny who named "Ohau" after where he use to live. He did not register the name and it is now sold by specialised garden centers.

Photographed at Te Kainga Marire Gardens at Spencer Place, January.


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