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botanical name:
Hebe 'Purple Shamrock'
Hebe 'Purple Shamrock' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Hebe 'Neprock'
family:  Scrophulariaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.60m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: violet
stem/bark: purple & green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
Small dense evergreen with a neat rounded habit. Narrow varigated leaves of light green and cream edges, becoming strongly flushed with pink and purple in winter and spring. Short spikes of violet-blue flowers are sparingly produced in late spring.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun.

propagation:
By semi-ripe cuttings in late summer or autumn.

other notes:
Sport from Hebe ‘Mrs Winder’, found by Doug Thomson, Irish Garden Plants, Northern Ireland, UK.

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