Hebe ‘Wiri Prince’
Hebe ‘Wiri Prince’ forms an open, upright, evergreen shrub reaching 48 in (1.5 m) high. The green leaves are broad and spear-shaped. The flowers are a rich violet-purple, in spikes 4.2 in (11 cm) long; summer to autumn. A hebe that is possibly tender in the UK.
Jack Hobbs raised this hebe cultivar 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.