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A picture of a Prostrate Speedwell

Prostrate Speedwell

Veronica prostrata

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

More images

Veronica prostrata subsp. scheereri (habitus)
Veronica prostrata subsp. scheereri (inflorescense)
Veronica prostrata subsp. scheereri (flowers)
Veronica prostrata 'Nana' 1

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

Propagation

Seed

Division

Special Features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers