Speedwell

Veronica gentianoides 'Tissington White'

Speedwell - Veronica gentianoides  'Tissington White'

Common Name: Speedwell
Genus: Veronica
Species: gentianoides
Cultivar: 'Tissington White'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

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

An easy to grow perennial which forms low hummocks of foliage. In early summer slender upright spires emerge bearing small cup-shaped white flowers each with a pale blue trim. Originating from moist grassland and open woodland they prefer a spot with reliable summer moisture.

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

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