Prostrate Speedwell

Veronica prostrata

profile iconVeronica prostrata subsp. scheereri (plant)
by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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profile iconVeronica prostrata subsp. scheereri (plant)
by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)
1 of 5
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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Special features

Ground cover

Attractive flowers

Special features

Origin

Europe and Southwestern Asia.

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Plantaginaceae

Flower colour

Blue
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