Hebe hulkeana (F.Muell.) Cockayne

New Zealand Lilac

Shrub to about 0.5 m tall. Leaves oblong to round-elliptic, mostly 4-7 cm long, to 3 cm wide, spreading, glossy above and with reddish margins, evenly saw-toothed, stalk 1-1.5 cm long. Flower clusters 20-30 cm long, with secondary branching; late spring to early summer. Flowers lavender to white.

New Zealand

Known widely in horticulture under this name but now correctly referred to Heliohebe hulkeana (F. Muell.) Garn.-Jones.

Garnock-Jones (1993).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Hero image
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Plantaginaceae
genus        Hebe Juss.