Hebe speciosa ‘Tricolor’

Hebe speciosa ‘Tricolor’ photographed at the Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens, Hobart, Tasmania

Hebe speciosa ‘Tricolor’ (syn Hebe speciosa ‘Variegata’) forms a bushy, evergreen shrub 40 in (1 m) or more high. The broad spear-shaped leaves are glossy, grey-green, 2.4–4 in (6–10 cm) long, with irregular cream margins. The flowers are reddish-purple, July to December.

This may well be a variegated form of Hebe ‘La Seduisante’. A hebe that is definitely tender in the UK, tolerating only light frosts.

Hebes R  Hebes S  Hebes T

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