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A picture of a Parahebe catarractae

Parahebe catarractae

Parahebe catarractae

Parahebe catarractae0 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of some white Parahebe catarractae flowers with purple veins
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Parahebe catarractae Overview

Parahebe catarractae originates from New Zealand, it is an evergreen subshrub species with a mat-forming growth habit. Typically it grows to around 30cm in height, producing attractive lance-shaped leaves measuring around 4cm in length, these are purple-tinged when young, developing to a deep green colour with age. This species is favoured for its saucer-shaped white flowers, these measure around 1cm in diameter and have attractive purple venation on their overlapping petals. Petal bases are marked with red eyes and the flower appear in the summer. Grows well in full sun and moist, well-draining soil.

Common problems with Parahebe catarractae

How to propagate Parahebe catarractae

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in early to mid-summer.

Seed

Sow seed in cold frames in spring or when ripe.

Special features of Parahebe catarractae

Attractive flowers

Ground cover