Hebe ‘Carnea’

Hebe ‘Carnea’ photographed at a Hebe Society member’s garden, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Carnea’ is a much-branched evergreen shrub growing to about 4 ft (1.2 m) high. The green leaves are narrow and spear-shaped, 1.5–2.5 in (4.5–6 cm) long, 0.5 in (1.2 cm) wide. The flowers are a rich pink fading to white; summer. This hebe is fairly hardy in the UK.

Hebe ‘Carnea’ was found in an unknown garden in New Zealand, and described by J B Armstrong in 1881. The parents are thought to be Hebe parviflora and Hebe speciosa. Hebe ‘Great Orme’, Hebe ‘Hadspen Pink’ and Hebe ‘Watson’s Pink’ are similar.

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