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Hebe pimeleoides 'Quicksilver'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hebe (HEE-bee) (Info)
Species: pimeleoides (py-mee-lee-OY-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Quicksilver


Alpines and Rock Gardens



6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall


Grown for foliage


Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Carlsbad, California

Napa, California

Santa Cruz, California

Portland, Oregon

Bellevue, Washington

Olympia, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Mar 30, 2010, Karchita from Bellevue, WA wrote:

This plant has done best for me in a pot. I trim it every spring and it keeps its graceful form. It sprawled and didn't look so good in the ground.


On May 19, 2008, wonderearth from Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I love this interesting little hebe. Wonderful blue/green leaves with the black stems are so intriguing. It looks wonderful with a back drop of maroon foliage - dark red coleus, is what I saw it combined with. It is a very easy plant in my garden. Zone 9a, costal. It grows in dry, sunny spot in front of a rock, but gets regular water. It is growing slowly. A very polite little gem.


On Aug 19, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

This charming, frost-hardy, small, much-branched hebe comes from drier mountain parts of the South Island of New Zealand east of the divide. It grows 18" high with a spread of 3' wide. It has small gray-green leaves on purple branches, and in summer bears deep blue flowers in spikes to 1" long.
Zones 7-10