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Help with Plant ID please!

Hi all,

Please can anyone identify these plants?

I think the second one is a Hebe but I would really like to know which type? I have no clue what the first plant is. I was walking past a neighbors house and saw them. I thought they were stunning! 

Thank you all for your help as always!


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341
    edited April 2019
    1st is a rhododendron (which may need a dose of sequestrene as the leaves are yellowing)
    2nd is a hebe maybe Pink Pixie ?
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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,116
    First one is a Rhododendron looking a bit in need of some acid food.
    Hebes are very difficult to put names to, they are all very similar.
  • Oh thank you both @Pete.8 [email protected]
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,448
    edited April 2019
    Hebe is possibly "Great Orme" or "Nicola's blush". There are quite a few pink and white flowered ones.
    It's very pretty. 
  • Thank you @AnniD . It is very pretty indeed! If the owners of the house has seen me staring, I fear they would have found me very creepy as I lingered and stared for a very long time before reluctantly moving on.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,448
    It may be that they know which variety it is. If you feel comfortable doing it, you could ask them.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,057
    I'm sure they'd not be annoyed at a knock on the door and a polite question being asked. They might be flattered that you like them so much?
    Or a politely phrased note put through the door with your phone number?
  • Oh...I never thought of that at all. Thank you both for those suggestions. I might actually try it out. The hehe is definitely the one I would like as I figured if it could florish for them like that, it certainly would for me too.
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