Speedwell

Veronica gentianoides 'Robusta'

Speedwell - Veronica gentianoides  'Robusta'

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

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 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

A matt forming perennial with dark green leaves. In early summer small light blue (or occasionally darker) flowers appear on erect spikes that emerge from amongst the foliage and gradually get taller as the season progresses. This variety has slightly larger flowers and is a more robust plant than the parent plant. Plant in a sunny site with fertile, moist well-drained soil for best results.

  • 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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