Hebe is a genus of about 90 species, most endemic to New Zealand, but a few spread across South America, The Falklands and French Polynesia. This means it is probably of Gondwanan heritage. They have four perpendicular rows of leaves in opposite pairs that form an X. They are good coastal plants because they can withstand salt-laden winds.
Name Derivation: Named after the Greek goddess of youth, Hebe
Hebe is in the family Scrophulariaceae.