Herb latin name: Hebe x franciscana

Synonyms: Veronica decussata, Veronica elliptica, Veronica franciscana, Veronica lobelioides

Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Description of the plant:


2.5 m
(8 1/4 foot)

August to

Habitat of Hebe x franciscana:

Not known in the wild.

Other uses of the herb:

One of the most wind and spray resistant shrubs, it is much used as hedging plant, particularly in maritime areas of the country. It succeeds on the top of Cornish hedges. Requires minimal clipping only.

Propagation of Hebe x franciscana:

Seed - we have no information on this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse in spring. Only just cover the seed and do not allow the compost to dry out. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle. Grow on the young plants for at least their first winter in a greenhouse and plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. It would probably be worthwhile giving some protection to the plant for its first winter outdoors. This species is a hybrid and will not breed true from seed. Cuttings of half ripe wood, 3 - 5cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Pot up when roots are forming and keep in a frame or greenhouse for its first winter before planting out in late spring. Cuttings of mature wood, late autumn or winter in a frame.

Cultivation of the herb:

Not known in the wild.

Medicinal use of Hebe x franciscana:

None known

Known hazards of Hebe x franciscana:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.