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Parahebe catarractae

waterfall parahebe

An evergreen subshrub to 30cm high with lance-shaped dark green leaves to 4cm long, tinged purple when young. Racemes of saucer-shaped purple-veined white flowers 1cm across with red eyes are borne in summer

Synonyms
Parahebe catarractae
Hebe catarractae
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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple
Summer Purple White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Veronica can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs with paired leaves and small flowers usually in terminal or axillary racemes or spikes

Name status

Correct

Plant range
New Zealand

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun with shelter from cold drying winds

Propagation

Propagate by seed in containers in cold frame as soon as ripe or in spring or propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in early or midsummer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Garden edging
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Young growth may be affected by slugs

Diseases

Generally disease free

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