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Veronica gentianoides

Speedwell

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.3m to 0.7m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale blue, white
  • Leaf ColourMedium to dark green

Description

Veronica gentianoides (Speedwell). This is a mat-forming perennial with basal rosettes of lance-shaped, scalloped dark green leaves. In early summer, shallowly cupped terminal racemes of pale blue flowers are borne.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Herbaceous

Origin

Ukraine, Turkey, Caucasus

Interest and use

Ground cover, walls, rock garden

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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