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Gentian Speedwell

Veronica gentianoides

Also known as

Speedwell

Veronica gentianoides (Ehrenpreis) 5847 by Hedwig Storch (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Gentian Speedwell Overview

Veronica gentianoides is a herbaceous perennial species that doesn't typically grow past half a metre high and wide. It has a mat-forming growth habit, producing shiny, oval foliage and long inflorescences of pale blue blooms. Commonly known by the name Gentian Speedwell.

Common problems with Gentian Speedwell

How to propagate Gentian Speedwell

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring, from cuttings in summer.

Seed

Division

Division in early spring or early autumn.

Other uses of Gentian Speedwell

Ground cover, walls, rock garden