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Parahebe catarractae

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height0.15m to 0.35m
  • Spread0.15m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourWhite veined purple
  • Leaf ColourMid green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Parahebe catarractae. This species has a spreading habit, In the spring it will bear racemes of small, white funnel-shaped flowers they are tinged with purple. The leaves are oval and serrated.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

Border Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich

Cultivation

They are hardy to moderate frosts, they will prefer full sun and good drainage. They grow well in humus-rich soil. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Propagation

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

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