The shrub veronica or hebe plant (Hebe x andersonii) is a New Zealand shrub from the family of the brown-root family (Scrophulariaceae). Among the approximately 140 species of the genus Hebe, the leaf and flower ornamental plant stands out due to its cultivation. Apart from the attractive appearance, the breeding goals are also the winter hardiness. The plants in need of warmth have become known as tub plants and are often offered in autumn as flowering beauties for pots and balcony boxes. They are usually disposed of in winter, but you can also spend the winter and enjoy them again next year.