Joy Creek Nursery

268-106D4   Hebe venustula 'Blue Sky'  

Hebe venustula 'Blue Sky'
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Our immediate impression of this small, evergreen shrub is that all of its stems are very upright making the plant seem as if it had just sprung to attention. Its small, cupped leaves are stiff and held out from the stem at a 90 degree angle. They are arranged in sets of four. Looking down on the stems from up above, you see the incredible symmetry with which they are arranged stacked up one set on top of the other all the way down the stem with very little variation in size, in a bottle-brush like fashion. At the very upper tip of the stems, the new growth reveals a hint of bronzing. Hebe venustula 'Blue Sky' is a fine plant for a loose informal hedge or to accent a mixed border. The semi-gloss of its leaves gives it a sparkle anytime of the year.

Late spring to summer.  2 ft. x 2 ft.

Sky Blue/Lavender flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zone 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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