(Creeping Speedwell, New Century Creeping Speedwell)
Drought tolerant and perfect for use as a groundcover, Veronica ‘New Century’ decorates its low mats of tiny, green leaves with multitudes of small, sky-blue flowers in spring. The foliage remains evergreen in warmer zones, taking on an attractive purple hue in winter. ‘New Century’ is the result of a cross between the Mediterranean species V. liwanensis and V. pectinata.
Veronica ‘New Century’ thrives in full sun and performs best in gritty, well-drained...
Environmental Horticulture Dept. University of Florida
Offering a sturdy compact habit and a summer-long display of showy violet-purple flower spikes, ‘Purpleicious’ is an outstanding cultivar of spike speedwell. This vigorous herbaceous perennial offers candelabra-like clusters of purple blooms above clumps of handsome dark green leaves. The flowers attract bees and butterflies, and removing spent spikes prolongs flowering. The foliage turns golden yellow to yellow green in fall.
This sun-loving perennial grows best in fertile to average soil...
(Spike Speedwell, Sunny Border Blue Speedwell)
'Sunny Border Blue' is a compact, long-blooming hybrid of spike speedwell, a clump-forming perennial native to Europe and Asia. The 1993 Perennial Plant Association Perennial of the Year, it bears plumy candle-like spikes of bright blue flowers from summer until fall. It has crinkled deep green leaves that turn golden yellow in fall. 'Sunny Border Blue' can be used in the mixed border or as a small-scale ground cover. It looks beautiful when mixed with yellows and pinks.
(American Brooklime, American Speedwell)
In any low wet woodland, moist meadow or ditch, the sprawling American speedwell may grow as a thick groundcover. A prostrate herbaceous perennial with tiny blue flowers, it is native across most of temperate North America, except for the southeastern United States. This somewhat weedy wildflower is not typically grown as an ornamental garden plant, even though its flowers are delicate and pretty.
The long stems root at the nodes along the moist soil. The plant is usually prostrate. Loose, wispy...
In any low wet woodland, moist meadow or ditch, the sprawling European speedwell may grow as a thick groundcover. A prostrate herbaceous perennial with tiny blue flowers, it is native across most of temperate Eurasia, but has become naturalized in parts of the United States. This somewhat weedy wildflower is not typically grown as an ornamental garden plant, even though its flowers are delicate and pretty.
The long stems root at the nodes along the moist soil. The plant is usually prostrate....
(Corinne Tremaine Speedwell, Mountain Speedwell)
The small, green leaves of Veronica montana ‘Corinne Tremaine’ feature scalloped, contrasting edges of creamy ivory. Its low, spreading mats of foliage are decorated with multitudes of tiny, vivid blue flowers in spring.
Veronica montana ‘Corinne Tremaine’ thrives in full sun and reasonably rich, well-drained soil. It looks beautiful creeping between stepping stones or spilling over rocks and low, stone retaining walls.
The genus Veronica encompasses a large...
(Speedwell, Woolly Speedwell)
The soft, silvery-gray foliage of Veronica pectinata give this sweet, mat-forming speedwell super looks all season. Glorious, blue flowers with white centers cover the plant from spring into summer. An evergreen, sub shrub-like perennial, woolly speedwell is native to Turkey and the eastern Balkan states of Europe.
The small, oval leaves of Veronica pectinata are gray-green, deeply toothed, and sometimes scalloped. The leaves are masked by a profusion of rich, blue flowers...
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(Aztec Gold Speedwell, Prostrate Speedwell)
Featuring bold, golden-yellow foliage, Veronica prostrata ‘Aztec Gold’ also boasts sky-blue flowers in the early summertime. A mat-forming perennial native to Europe, its brilliant leaves are shaped like elongated ovals with teeth on their edges. The stems of ‘Aztec Gold’ often branch as they sprawl across the ground, and the tips may turn upward in late spring to display clusters of sky-blue flowers for about two weeks in late spring to early summer. Occasional spurts of reblooming may...
James H. Schutte
A perennial classic, spike speedwell is a prized long-blooming herbaceous ornamental that offers pretty spikes of flowers in summer and sometimes into fall. This clump or mat-forming plant comes from Europe and western Asia where it inhabits open grasslands, hills and woodsides. The foliage can be light to dark green, or silvery gray-green in the case of subspecies incana and its hybrids. In summer it bears candelabra-like clusters of many small purple, violet-blue, rose, pink, or white...