What’s this plant with glossy leaves and violet flowers?

What is this shrub with violet flowers and green glossy long oval leaves? I’ve never seen such bush before. It’s quite spectacular in bloom with many beautiful violet flowers. Saw it in Europe. I want to know the name of this plant to grow it in my garden. Please, help me to identify it. Thanks a lot.

What’s this plant?

What's this plant with glossy leaves and violet flowers?

Shrub with beautiful violet flowers

What's this plant with glossy leaves and violet flowers?

Doctor Asked on May 26, 2016 in Shrubs & Bushes.
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    This is a Hebe plant. This is a genus of plants native to New Zealand, Rapa in French Polynesia, the Falkland Islands, and South America. It includes about 90 species and is the largest plant genus in New Zealand.

    Hebes are grown in many gardens and public areas. Hebes are valued in gardens in temperate climates as evergreen shrubs with decorative leaves and blue, purple, pink or white flowers, which appear throughout spring, summer and autumn. Hebes are often grown as hedges.

    Vice Professor Answered on June 9, 2016.
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