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Perennial ID please

Jenny-RJenny-R Posts: 43
Could anyone identify this pretty white flowered plant growing in my friend’s garden please?It’s in flower now and about 18 inches tall. She thinks it’s a perennial. This is my first post so apologies if it’s in the wrong place. Many thanks


  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,629
    Hebe 'Avalanche'.... nice isn't it?...
    East Anglia, England
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I think that is Parahebe. Maybe Parahebe Catarractae ‘Avalanche’. 
  • Jenny-RJenny-R Posts: 43
    Thank you very much Marlorena and Borderline for the quick response. I should have known as I do have a parahebe in my own garden although I think this one is prettier.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,210
    @Borderline gave the correct ID. I have had Parahebe Catarractae ‘Avalanche’ in my garden since last year and find it a delicately looking plant, both for its habit and in close-up.
    I also have its cousin, P. 'Kenty pink', a most prolific 
    ground cover variety. So prolific that this weekend, on my open garden occasion I shall probably giving away one or two dozens cuttings!

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Jenny-RJenny-R Posts: 43
    Kenty Pink looks beautiful Papi Jo, another one to add to the wish list!
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,629
    ...perhaps the other one you have Jenny is 'Porlock'?... I have them both, and I like both but 'Avalanche' has a bit longer season of flowering I find.. and perhaps it stands out more...  best wishes... 
    East Anglia, England
  • Jenny-RJenny-R Posts: 43
    Marlorena I think you are right and mine is Porlock, thanks again
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