Hebe ‘Youngii’

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

Hebe ‘Youngii’ (syn Hebe ‘Carl Teschner’) AGM is a low-growing, fairly compact, evergreen shrub, reaching 8 in (20 cm) high, and 24 in (60 cm) or more across. The tiny leaves are shiny mid-green, with a red edge. Flowers violet, fading to white, June and July.

This hebe, or an almost identical one, was sent unnamed by Carl Teschner, New Zealand in 1960 to Valerie Finnis, UK. The original seedling was found before 1930 in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, and named after the Curator.

Hardiness = H5      UK Availability = 3

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