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VERONICA umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'

Image of Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'

Gerald L. Klingaman

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Botanical Name

VERONICA umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'

Plant Common Name

Creeping Speedwell, Georgia Blue Speedwell

General Description

Georgia Blue creeping speedwell is a vigorous, evergreen, carpeting perennial native to Ukraine, the Caucasus, and southwestern Russia. From spring to early summer, cobalt-blue saucer-shaped flowers with white eyes cover its cultivar 'Georgia Blue', with a scattering of rebloom later in the season. The small, glossy leaves turn bronze tones in winter.

This plant performs best in full sun in well-drained soil. Use it as a groundcover or edging or as a container or rock garden plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    4"-6" / 10.2cm - 15.2cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Europe, Russia/Siberia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Mat-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Blue

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Purple

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No