Hebe ‘Hobby’

Hebe ‘Hobby’ photographed at The Quinta Arboretum, Swettenham, Cheshire, UK

Hebe ‘Hobby’ forms a bushy, evergreen shrub, about 40 in (1 m) or more high. The leaves are glossy green, spear-shaped 2.4–3.1 in (6–8 cm), 0.8–1.2 in (2–3 cm) wide. It carries spikes of rose coloured flowers in July to November. A fairly hardy hebe in the UK.

This new hebe cultivar is a hybrid of Hebe Speciosa, and is said to have been introduced from Germany in 1987. It is similar to Hebe ‘Gauntlettii’, but has shorter stouter flower spikes.

Hardiness = H4     UK Availability = 1

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