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Can you help identify this plant?

DubloonDubloon Posts: 45

My Dad has this plant in his garden. It is festooned with beautiful, small, white flowers in summer.

We have no idea what it is and can't get a cutting to root.

I love this plant and would like to buy it - can you help tell us what it is?

Many thanks friends,

Dubloon

Last edited: 04 January 2018 13:57:49

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  • DubloonDubloon Posts: 45

    Photos here.....apologies imageimage

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    May be wrong, but could be Hebe cockayniana or similar .

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Just out of interest , I googled the above but could find no match .

    It's a name I picked up years ago from a now deceased friend ; maybe another forum member will know of any name changes ?

    (That's if I got it right )!image

    PS should be H.cockayiana!

    Last edited: 04 January 2018 15:10:26

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506
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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Dove

    Looks like the one I searched for on Google ; alas to no avail !image

    Well done for finding it ; do you think it's the right ID ??

    Last edited: 04 January 2018 15:41:34

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506

    It seems a pretty good match to me Paul although it says that it rarely flowers 'in captivity' image

    I seem to remember Hostafan identifying a hebe very like this one a while back but I can't remember what it was called and I can't find the thread ... and Hosta's on holiday in the sun at the moment so may not be reading this ... 

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Thanks Dove image

    Seems like Dubloons Dad does well to get it to flower !

    Last edited: 04 January 2018 15:46:33

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,575

    The pics look as if it could be Alpine Mint..

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,874

    Definitely a hebe. probably not H. cookiana (named after captain cook)

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,458

    Looks like Prostanthera cuneata alpine mint bush. Leaves have a very distinctive smell. Small white flowers. 

    Last edited: 04 January 2018 16:43:51

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