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Speedwell

English Name

Veronica

Scientific Name

Description

Most Veronicas bear loose spikes of blue or mauve flowers in warm weather. The earliest to flower is the pale blue Veronica Gentianoides. Flowering period between May-June.

Scrophulariaceae

Family

Maximum: 70°F

Germination Temperature (°F)

15 days - 30 days

Germination Period

1'6" - 2'

Height (feet/inches)

Maximum: 1'3"

Spacing (feet/inches)

Hardy Perennial

Life Cycle

Flower

Type

Summer

Season

None

Fragrance

Watering

Water regularly when the weather is dry. Water logging in Winter is the usual cause of death.

Feeding

Feed with general fertilizer in Spring.

Propagation

Divide clumps or sow seeds in Autumn.

Cultivation

Veronica thrives in sun or light shade. The main enemy is poor drainage. Mulch in Spring.

Pruning

Cut stems back to ground level in Autumn.

Care

Provide support for tall growing species.

Soil

Alkaline to acid soil.



Did you know?

All parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful Mediterranean-native flowering shrub, are poisonous. Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death.