Monday, 19 May 2014

Derwentia (Parahebe) perfoliata

Derwentia perfoliata
A most peculiar plant (known in its native land as Digger's Speedwell I understand) totally unlike any of the related Veronicas and Hebes - striking for both flowers and foliage. Also one of the very few Australian mainland plants that can genuinely be relied upon the grow almost anywhere.
Derwentia perfoliata
I've grown it successfully on chalk near Lewes and heavy soils that flood periodically at Pool Meadow (where these pictures were taken). An easy evergreen perennial, best in sun. Runs a bit.
1L pots - £5



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