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Hebe 'Wiri Image'

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

Hebe ‘Wiri Image’ forms a hardy bushy, compact, evergreen shrub, growing to 1 m or more high. It has dark green, spear-shaped leaves which are in 2–5 cm long, and are somewhat upright.
It has an extended flowering period producing masses of flower heads in early summer and intermittently throughout the year. The flowers are violet, fading with age, summer.
Jack Hobbs raised this hebe cultivar in 1982 at the Auckland Regional Botanic Garden, New Zealand, as part of a program to breed hebes suitable for the Auckland climate. It is a hybrid of Hebe bollonsii.
A trim after flowering keeps the plant compact.

 





The upper surface of a kleaf.
 

Lower surface of a leaf.


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