Scientific Name - Hebe x franciscana
Synonyms - Veronica decussata, Veronica elliptica, Veronica franciscana.
Popular names - blue gem.
Distribution and Habitat - New Zealand native.
Description - evergreen shrub, up to 1.5 m tall. Leaves opposite, 3-9 x 1-2.5 cm, oblong to obovate lanceolate, subacute or rounded tip, entire margins. Flowers violet-blue, or pink, in terminal raceme, 3-8 cm long. Calyx with five sepals. Corolla 4 petals, bilaterla symmetrical. Stamens 2. Blooms in May and September. Fruit ovoid capsule. Seeds numerous.
Growth rate - slow.
Tolerances - tolerate winds and sea spray.
Requirements - prefers well drained soil and sunny exhibitions.
Propagation - by seedlings semilignificati to heel, in July and August in the greenhouse. The seedlingsmature, late autumn or winter in the greenhouse.
Properties and Uses - cultivated as ornamental species.
Curiosity - Veronica x Franciscan is a hybrid of Hebe speciosa Hebe from New Zealand and Elliptic.
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