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Hebe ‘Wiri Prince’

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Species: H. Wiri Prince
Common name: Hebe ‘Wiri Prince’

Hebe ‘Wiri Prince’ is vigorous evergreen shrub reaching a height of 1.5 m. The green leaves are broad and spear-shaped. The flowers are a rich violet-purple, on 11 cm long inflorescences from May to August summer to autumn. It can have additional flushes in mid and late summer. 
This cultivar was raised by Jack Hobbs in 1989 at the Auckland Regional Botanic Garden, New Zealand, as part of a program to breed hebes suitable for the Auckland climate. Hebe ‘Wiri Prince’ came from seed was collected from Hebe ‘Wiri Jewel’, which in turn came from seed collected from open pollinated Hebe speciosa.





The top surface of a leaf.


Underside of a leaf. 

 

 


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