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VERONICA spicata ssp. incana
Forming handsome carpets of fuzzy silvery semi-evergreen leaves, this herbaceous perennial is native to the steppes of Russia. In summer, it bears plumy spikes of purple-blue flowers in candelabra-like clusters. They attract bees and butterflies. Silver speedwell has been crossed with spike speedwell to produce several silver-leaved cultivars, including the pink-flowered 'Minuet' and violet-blue-flowered 'Sarabande.'
This beautiful perennial does best in full sun and well-drained soil. Avoid over-watering. Silver speedwell can be used in the mixed border, rock garden or as a small-scale ground cover. It looks beautiful when mixed with yellow- and pink-flowered perennials such as Dianthus and potentilla.
8 - 1
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm
12"-18" / 30.5cm - 45.7cm
Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Spring, Summer, Fall
Blue, Blue Violet
Green, Gray Green, Silver
Gray Green, Silver
Gray Green, Yellow Green, Silver
Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Wildflower
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