3 years to reach maturity
More images of Parahebe catarractae
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
Semi-ripe cuttings in early to mid-summer.
Sow seed in cold frames in spring or when ripe.