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Prostrate Speedwell

Veronica prostrata

Also known as

Rock Speedwell

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • 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

Seed

Division

Cuttings

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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