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Prostrate Speedwell

Veronica prostrata

Also known as

Rock Speedwell, Harebell speedwell, Rockery speedwell

Veronica prostrata subsp. scheereri (plant) by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Prostrate Speedwell Overview

Veronica prostrata is a semi-evergreen perennial species with a mat-forming growth habit. It is also known by the names prostrate speedwell and rock speedwell. This plant grows to a maximum height and spread of less than half a metre, producing oblong, thin and dark green foliage. Flowers are deep or pale blue and produced on vertical, unbranched spikes. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Prostrate Speedwell

How to propagate Prostrate Speedwell




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

Special features of Prostrate Speedwell

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Prostrate Speedwell

Edging, rock garden, border, walls

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