05.06 Meet The Hebe Ochracea
05.06 Meet The Hebe Ochracea!
<img style="float: right; margin: 10px 10px 15px 15px;" width="" src="http://old.clanstirling.org/uploads/hebe-ochracea.jpg" alt="Hebe Ochraceal" title="Hebe Ochraceal"> Meet The Hebe Ochracea!
Over the span of many years more than one hundred people with the name "James Stirling" have been identified. This wonderful plant is known as the Hebe Ochracea, or 'James Stirling' At this point we don't know how the plant got it's nickname.
- The new trend for in the border or in a tub on the terrace. These compact plants do not lose their leaves. They like a place in the sun or partly in the shade. Do not allow them to dehydrate, especially in a pot on the tarrace. Fertilize occasionally. Prune to retain shape. Will produce small white flowers in May-June. Hardy perennial. Height 15-20.
UPDATE July 2015
Did you know?
- Hebe ochracea 'James Stirling' won the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993. This dwarf form of H. ochracea is named after the superintendent of the Government Gardens in Wellington, New Zealand.
Do you have other "Stirling" Plants????