Hebe – Donna Nikka
The Hebe – Donna Nikka (Veronica – Donna Nikka) is a compact, flowering, evergreen shrub in the Plantaginaceae family.
It is native to New Zealand and South America. Hebe – Donna Nikka – is cultivated in France.
It grows to 40-50 centimetres (16-20 inches) tall. It can be grown as hedges or groundcover, and also for balconies and terraces.
It has four perpendicular rows of shiny leaves.
The flowers are two stamens and a long style, arranged in erect spiked inflorescences. They are blue, purple, pink, or white. The Hebe – Donna Nikka – is purple-pink.
The Hebe – Donna Nikka – blooms in summer and autumn.
Photographed in Paris, France, August 2023
Photographer: Martina Nicolls