Creeping veronica is an evergreen perennial from Turkey, Ukraine, and the Caucasus Mountains. From early spring through summer, dark-blue saucer-shaped flowers cover the low-growing plant. Leaves are glossy with teeth and have a blushing of purple.
Creeping veronica grows best in full sun in well-drained soil. After flowering, the plants may be sheared back 50% and allow to rejuvenate. A popular cultivar is 'Georgia Blue', which is vigorous and free-flowering, with cobalt blue flowers with white...
James H. Schutte
(Pink Damask Speedwell, Speedwell, Spike Speedwell)
The tall, graceful, pastel-pink flower spikes of Veronica ‘Pink Damask’ add a misty elegance to the midsummer garden. Vase-shaped clumps of glossy, dark green foliage support the gorgeous blooms of this robust, rewarding perennial.
Thriving in full sun and reasonably rich, humusy soil, Veronica ‘Pink Damask’ needs regular moisture to perform at its best. Its long, elegant spires of bloom add dramatic vertical interest to the perennial garden, and also make excellent cut...
With a short flowering period in late spring, prostrate speedwell produces loads of clear violet blue flowers that make growing them worth it despite their brief show. A mat-forming perennial native to Europe and Western Asia, it grows in open uplands with rocky, well-drained soils.
The small, oval, bright green leaves of prostrate speedwell line creeping stems that sprawl across the ground. In late spring to early summer, short, upright clusters of violet blue flowers are produced. The floral...
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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...
Veronica prostrata ‘Trehane’ is a chartreuse-leaved selection of prostrate speedwell that also boasts rich, deep blue flowers in late spring to early summer. The leaves of this mat-forming, European native are yellow-green, toothed, and shaped like elongated ovals. Its stems often branch as they sprawl across the ground, and the tips may turn upward in late spring to display deep blue flower clusters which appear for about two weeks in late spring to early summer. Occasional spurts of...
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...
(Crystal River® Speedwell, Spike Speedwell)
Veronica ‘Reavis’ decorates its low mats of small, scalloped, evergreen foliage with multitudes of small, vivid blue flowers in spring. This tough, fast-growing, drought-tolerant perennial is the result of a cross between the Mediterranean species V. liwanensis and V. pectinata.
Veronica ‘Reavis’ thrives in full sun and performs best in gritty, well-drained soil. Its prostrate habit and tolerance of hot, dry conditions make it an excellent choice for waterwise...