A lovely perennial sub-shrub from down under that’s closely related to hebes. Digger’s Speedwell is often mistaken as a eucalyptus when it’s not in flower due to its beautiful perfoliate (leaves connect around the stem) foliage and bluish tint. In summer it throws up its dainty lilac colored blossoms that last for many weeks. Easy in a variety of soils in full sun.
Latin Name: Parahebe perfoliata
Site and Soil: Tolerant of many soil conditions so long as they are well draining
Hardiness: 5º Fahrenheit
Size at Maturity: 2′ x 3′
Bloom Time: Summer
Pests & Diseases: None
USDA Zone: 7b