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Spiked Speedwell

Veronica spicata

Also known as

Speedwell

Veronica spicata Glory 1 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

40cm

20cm

Min

20cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of a purple Veronica spicata flower in some grass
A purple Veronica spicata flower in a field
A close up of a purple Veronica spicata flower
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A photo of Spiked Speedwell

Spiked Speedwell Overview

Veronica spicata is a low growing herbaceous perennial that forms soft deep green mounds that produce elegant blue spikes of flowers with cultivars that include purples, pinks, and white flowers. Can be used as a ground cover in a mixed or herbaceous border and also does well in containers. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Spiked Speedwell

How to propagate Spiked Speedwell

Seed

Sown on the top of compost that has been lightly firmed and keep moist with bottom heat. Germination should start after 4 weeks.

Cuttings

Softwood stem cuttings can be taken in spring or early summer.

Division

Divide plants in the spring that are congested every 3-4 years.

Special features of Spiked Speedwell

Attractive flowers

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Spiked Speedwell

Border. Summer interest.

Wildflowers

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