Speedwell

Veronica gentianoides 'Pallida'

Speedwell - Veronica gentianoides  'Pallida'

Common Name: Speedwell
Genus: Veronica
Species: gentianoides
Cultivar: 'Pallida'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.45 m (45 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May & June

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

Short spires of pale ice blue almost white flowers in May and June above rosettes of glossy dark-green leaves. This early flowering speedwell is perfect for the front of a mixed or herbaceous border in sun or partial shade. For maximum success give it a well-drained soil and adequate space to grow.

  • 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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