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PlantFiles: Showy Hebe, Variegated Hebe
Hebe speciosa 'Variegata'

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hebe (HEE-bee) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegata
Additional cultivar information: (aka Tricolor, Purple Tips)

Synonym:Veronica speciosa

4 vendors have this plant for sale.

15 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral DavidLMo On Oct 31, 2014, DavidLMo from St Joseph, MO wrote:

Cute indoor/outdoor plant for Zone 5b. Only reason I give Neutral rather than Positive is this plant repeatedly is attacked by aphids - whether indoors or out. And the leaves are damaged enough that the plant looks poorly. :-(( I detest repeatedly spraying plants even with something as non-detrimental as insecticidal soap.

Otherwise, very cute small leaved variety. Just purchased earlier this year and have not seen bloom.


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

Dana Point, California
El Sobrante, California
Fairfield, California
Lompoc, California
Palo Alto, California
San Leandro, California
Yorba Linda, California
Saint Joseph, Missouri
Gearhart, Oregon
Bellevue, Washington
Langley, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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