I spotted this at a plant sale last year and plunked it into the parking strip without knowing much about how to care for it. Turns out it hates heavy soils, and there a clay underlayer out there, so I might have to move it. Other than that, it seems to be a great pick for a parking strip, since it doesn’t need much water and seems pretty immune to plant diseases.
Valerie Easton, my favorite gardening writer, has a nice piece about Hebes, including this type.
I’m just kind of wondering… where is the ‘Red edge’ it’s supposed to have? Looks pretty much all green to me. Maybe there’s the tiniest hint of pinkishness around the leaf edges, but that’s about it. I kind of expected something more dramatic. I wonder if anyone knows of something to do about this?