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Thyme Speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia

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Description

Thyme-leaved Speedwell is a perennial in the plantain family.  Plant in the full sun to partial shade and it withstands a wide variety of soil types as long as it is well-drained.  Plants can be grown from seed or divide plants every few seasons in the fall to maintain plant vigor.    

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Tags:
#perennial#hairy leaves#mid-spring flowers#early summer flowers#hairy stems#herb
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#perennial#hairy leaves#mid-spring flowers#early summer flowers#hairy stems#herb
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Veronica
    Species:
    serpyllifolia
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eurasia, Africa
    Dimensions:
    Height: 0 ft. 6 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Herbaceous Perennial
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Spreading
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4b, 4a, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8b, 8a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    4-petaled blue or white with blue stripes appear on long stalks bloom from mid-spring to early summer. Remove spent flower stalks to encourage more blooms.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Green stems with purple blush are erect or creep along the ground
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Meadow
    Woodland