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Veronica 'Waterperry Blue'

Description

Creeping Speedwell is a low growing evergreen groundcover that grows up to 5 inches high and 15 inches wide. The dainty lavender-blue, dark-veined flowers with white eyes stand out against the dark green leaves. The leaves will be tinged with burgundy especially in spring and fall. It will tolerate some foot traffic and is deer and salt tolerant.

Grow in moist to average well-drained soil in full sun to mostly sunny conditions. Use as a ground cover, in rock gardens, the front of the border or to edge walkways. It can be cut back after blooming in spring.

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See this plant in the following landscapes:
Pollinator Garden- Full Sun
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Veronica
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Ground Cover
    Habit/Form:
    Creeping
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • 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 Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small blue-lavender 4-petaled flowers with dark veins and white eyes in spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Ovate leaves with barely lobed margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Coastal
    Container
    Patio
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Rock Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies