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PlantFiles: Showy Hebe
Hebe speciosa

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Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hebe (HEE-bee) (Info)
Species: speciosa (spee-see-OH-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Veronica speciosa

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Category:
Shrubs
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Silver/Gray
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

This evergreen, compact shrub grows 2-5' high, spreading to 4' wide in a broad, bun shape. It has oval, glossy foliage and bears a profusion of reddish purple flowers in terminal clusters from early summer to late fall. This species is more prone to wilt than other hebes. Many attractive cultivars, exist, including 'Variegata' with creamy white leaf margins. Hardiness depends on which cultivar is planted but all will tolerate some frost. Zone 9

Regional...

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

Chula Vista, California
Richmond, California
Salem, Oregon



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