Speedwell

Veronica austriaca teucrium 'Crater Lake Blue'

Speedwell - Veronica austriaca teucrium  'Crater Lake Blue'

Common Name: Speedwell
Genus: Veronica
Species: austriaca teucrium
Cultivar: 'Crater Lake Blue'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.25 m (25 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/SilverFlowering Period: May & June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Abundant spires of ultramarine flowers in May and June above low tufts of deeply toothed greyish green leaves. This mat forming speedwell is a great edging plant for a mixed or herbaceous border in a sunny well-drained site. One of the brightest varieties, the flowers are highly attractive to butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: Remove faded flower stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.



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