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Hebe 'Wiri Dawn'

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Species: H.  'Wiri Dawn'   
Botanical name: Hebe 'Wiri Dawn'  

Hebe ‘Wiri Dawn’ is a small, bushy, evergreen shrub, growing to 45 cm tall and a spread of 0.5-1m.

Time to ultimate height 5-10 years. Likes full sun or part shade. Grows well in poor to moderately fertile soil in sun or partials shade with protection from cold, drying winds.
The olive-green leaves are narrow spear-shaped, about 2–3 cm.
Over the summer months it has rose-pink flower buds which open to give pale pink flowers on 3-4cm long inflorescences, these last for sometime. A seconding flowering occurs autumn. 
Jack Hobbs raised this hebe cultivar in 1987 at the Auckland Regional Botanic Garden, New Zealand, as part of a program to breed hebes suitable for the Auckland climate. He crossed the prostrate form of the Hebe albicans with Hebe ‘Wiri Joy’.



 


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