Speedwell

Veronica 'Shirley Blue'

Speedwell - Veronica  'Shirley Blue'

Common Name: Speedwell
Genus: Veronica
Cultivar: 'Shirley Blue'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Good for wildlife, Long flowering period

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 to July

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

Erect spires of vivid blue, saucer shaped flowers from May to July above low tufts of deeply toothed greyish-green leaves. This mat forming speedwell makes an attractive and long flowering edge for a sunny well-drained herbaceous or mixed border. The vivid blue flowers are excellent for attracting butterflies and bees into the garden.

  • 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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