Plant ID forum: need ID of this lovely plant

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 21, 2011 12:22 PM CST
I was in a restaurant in San Francisco a week ago and saw this plant sitting near the cashier's register. At first I thought it was artificial, but on a closer look, was surprised to see it was real! Even the flowers looked like it was artificial..they are so lovely! I asked the owner if she knows what it is, but all she can say is it is a tropical plant. She says it actively blooms yearly around Fall. The leaves are succulent and variegated, but the flowers are really so beautiful!

Anyone knows her?

The entire plant:
Thumb of 2011-10-21/tarev/9502de

Closer look of the flowers
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Maybe a variegated Hebe?? http://www.google.com/search?q...

http://www.mooseyscountrygarde...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2011 12:31 PM CST
For comparison, more mages of Hebe speciosa variegata: http://www.google.com/search?q...
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 21, 2011 1:07 PM CST
Thanks Lin!!! It does look like a Hebe! Smiling
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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2011 1:11 PM CST
tarev: You are very welcome! We were just discussing the identity of Hebe on another thread: The thread "Tall shrub for id please" in Plant ID forum
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 21, 2011 1:16 PM CST
I clicked on the thread ..that is a Hebe too? Wow, really lovely plants! That other Hebe seems to have a different leafing pattern..but the flower blooms looks a bit similar. Lucky of them who has this..now I will try to find this Hebe speciosa locally! Smiling
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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2011 1:22 PM CST
Yes, apparently Hebe comes in dwarf form as well as shrub to small tree size! They sure are beautiful.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 22, 2011 1:18 AM CST

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Could be this one Hebe (Veronica x franciscana 'Variegata') one of my favorites. In fact I picked up a couple last week.
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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Oct 22, 2011 4:09 AM CST
I had this in my garden in England when I lived there so I don't think it can be classified as 'Tropical'.
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Calif_Sue
Oct 22, 2011 8:15 AM CST

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LOL, no, certainly not tropical!
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 10:31 AM CST
I think this is Hebe 'Silver Queen', a very old cultivar.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/P...

Previously and probably still known as Hebe ‘Franciscana Variegata’..

http://www.hebesoc.org/hebes/h...

http://www.perryhillnurseries....

http://www.gardensandplants.co...

Name: tarev
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tarev
Nov 8, 2011 10:36 AM CST
Hey Janet! Thanks for all the links! Ah, now I really want to have this plant..hopefully I can find one next time!
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JRsbugs
Nov 8, 2011 10:56 AM CST
It's a regular one sold here at garden centres tarev, but I've never had one! I have had others but hard winters have done them in, I have seedlings from a red one which always manages to regrow one way or the other.

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