A picture of a Germander Speedwell

Germander Speedwell

Veronica chamaedrys

Also known as

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

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Germander Speedwell

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Veronica chamaedrys Ehrenpreis

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

Seed

Cuttings

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

Division

Special features of Germander Speedwell

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Other uses of Germander Speedwell

Wildflower/meadow