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Parahebe perfoliata

Digger's speedwell

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to August
  • Height0.6m to 0.8m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourBlue
  • Leaf ColourBlue green

Description

Parahebe perfoliata (Digger's speedwell). An evergreen perennial with ovate toothed grey green leaves. In summer, racemes of saucer shaped blue flowers are borne. This may also be known as Veronica perfoliata.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Other common names

Speedwell

Origin

S.E.Australia

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Peaty

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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