Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
VERONICA prostrata 'Aztec Gold' PP13354
Plant Common Name
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 occur in late summer and early autumn.
Tolerant of a wide range of soils, Veronica prostrata 'Aztec Gold' requires full to partial sun and good drainage. Excellent for use as a groundcover, its non-flowering stems remain horizontal and can grow outward indefinitely. Use ‘Aztec Gold’ in the front of a mixed border, in a rockery or spilling over the edge of a large planter. This cultivar falters in regions with excessive heat and humidity in summer.
The genus Veronica encompasses a large number of annuals, perennials and sub-shrubs, most of which are native to Europe. Veronica species may be prostrate or upright, and occur in a variety of habitats ranging from moist meadows to dry, rocky alpine areas. Small, open, tubular flowers in shades of blue, purple, white or pink are held either singly or in dense to loose, upright spikes. The many forms of Veronica have yielded numerous excellent, garden-worthy cultivars and hybrids.
AHS Heat Zone
7 - 5
USDA Hardiness Zone
3 - 7
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
3"-4" / 7.6cm - 10.2cm
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Late Spring, Early Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Sharp or Has Thorns