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Speedwell

Veronica spp.

Also known as

Bird's eye

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Speedwell Overview

Veronica is a large genus also known by the names speedwell, bird's eye, and gypsyweed, it contains around 200 species of herbaceous annual or perennial plants. These are considered easy to grow, producing long, beautiful spikes of dark purple, blue, pink or white flowers. They grow to around 90cm tall and flower from spring to autumn.

Common problems with Speedwell

How to propagate Speedwell

Seed

Division

Cuttings

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

Special features of Speedwell

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies

Other uses of Speedwell

Grown for their usually blue flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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