Originally included in the Veronica genus, Parahebe is genus containing just one species of small semi-evergreen subshrub native to New Zealand. The single species, Parahebe catarractae is a are woody, mound-forming and spreading plant with a prostrate habit, simple, serrated leaves and small, saucer-shaped white flowers. Parahebe catarractae is commonly grown for its purple-tinged young foliage and purple-veined, 4-petalled, white flowers with red eyes. They prefer a sheltered position in full sun with well-draining soil.
How to propagate Speedwell
Special features of Speedwell
Other uses of Speedwell
Suitable for rock gardens. Suitable for coastal conditions.