Hebe sp., Veronica. Hebe andersonii
Hebe andersonii

Hebe sp.

Family: Plantaginaceae
Origin: New Zealand
USDA Zone: 7-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterOrnamental foliageBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

These small shrubs are found in cool climates of the world, especially New Zealand where some of the species are native.Hebe sp. or Veronica is a small shrub typically measuring 2-5 ft. in height. This plant is best suited for full sun or semi-shade and needs regular watering. It is best grown in USDA Zones 7-10.

Hebe sp. boasts pink, white, and off-white flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds and provides ornamental foliage. Its flowers may also be lavender, blue and purple.

When growing Hebe sp. in pots in colder regions, it's best to keep the plant in a sheltered spot. Water the plant regularly in both spring and fall while watering more sparingly in the summer and winter. Applying a liquid fertilizer monthly in the warmer months and bi-monthly in the cooler months should provide your Hebe sp. with the nutrients it needs to thrive.

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