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Germander Speedwell

Veronica chamaedrys

Also known as

Angels' Eyes, Bird's Eyes, Blewort, Cat's Eyes, God's Eye, Female Fluellen, Blue Eyes, Blue Stars, Eyebright, Angel's-Eye, Bird's-Eye Speedwell, Angel's eyes, Bird's eye, God's eye, Speedwell

Veronica chamaedrys ziedas by Lithuanian Wikipedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








1 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Germander Speedwell

A close up of a couple of blue Veronica chamaedrys flowers
A close up of a blue Veronica chamaedrys flower
Some blue purple Veronica chamaedrys flowers in some green grass
Some blue Veronica chamaedrys flowers in a garden

Germander Speedwell Overview

Veronica chamaedrys is a deciduous, annual or perennial species in the plantain family, Plantaginaceae. It has a creeping habit, forming roots easily as it spreads across the ground. Produces spikes of delicate, bright blue flowers, sometimes with white-edged petals, from spring to summer. Flowers measure approximately 1cm in diameter and they possess white centres and attractive darker blue venation on the petals, of which there are 4. Foliage is toothed, oval-shaped with pointed tips and covered in hairs, flowering stems possess two specific vertical lines of hairs.

Common problems with Germander Speedwell

How to propagate Germander Speedwell



You can propagate by division in the spring or autumn, by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.


Special features of Germander Speedwell

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Other uses of Germander Speedwell



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