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Speedwell

Veronica gentianoides

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°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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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 Speedwell

How to propagate 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 Speedwell

Ground cover, walls, rock garden