Parahebe is a plant that grows in the mountains of Peru and Ecuador. The plant itself contains unique medicinal properties, but it also produces beautiful flowers for the garden. It's no wonder they're one of the most popular plants for gardens worldwide, and often used as filler plants. With a variety of practical benefits and striking foliage, this versatile plant can help you create a beautiful environment with minimal effort.
Parahebe are evergreen or semi evergreen small perennial shrubs closely related to Hebes, now classified as Veronica and members of the Pantaginaceae family. They are native to New Zealand.
What is a Parahebe?
Parahebe are hardy low growing plants usually less than 0.5m tall. They are attractive bushy plants with small green often toothed leaves and in spring and summer they have masses of small white, pink or purple flowers.
Where to plant Parahebe?
Parahebe like full sun and moist but well drained soil. They can be grown in patio pots or in garden borders where they can help create cottage garden or alpine garden styles. They are also colourful addition to coastal gardens.
How to care for Parahebe?
Parahebe are easy plants to look after. Water young or pot grown plants in dry spells. Cut back flowering spikes as they go over to promote more flowers. Parahebe can be lightly pruned in early spring or after flowering.