Patty's Purple Variegated Hebe
A bushy shrub with spectacular variegation, making a bright statement in any shrub border. Native to New Zealand, this Hebe is heavily variegated, with more white than green. It is also known as 'Silver Queen', and 'Franciscana Variegata'. The cross of Hebe elliptica x Hebe speciosa resulted in an all green 'Patty's Purple' Hebe, then a variegated form was found on the green cultivar, with the result being 'Silver Queen'. It is an RHS Award of Garden Merit winner, which sets it apart from other Hebes. The attractive violet-purple flowers cover the plant in late spring and most of the summer. Our plant is 5 ft tall and the same wide after 12 years. Zone 8.