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Veronica beccabunga

Brooklime

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height0.2m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular tuft
  • Flower ColourDeep blue
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Veronica beccabunga (Brooklime). This plant is often found in the wild in Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous or Aquatic

Other common names

European brooklime, Speedwell

Origin

Europe to Japan, N. Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Wildflower/meadow, semi-aquatic.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilBoggy
  • Soil pH5.5 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are moderately frost hardy.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring, from cuttings in summer or by division in early spring or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May suffer from downy mildew, powdery mildew and leaf spot.

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