Blue woolly speedwell

Veronica pectinata

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Blue woolly speedwell (Veronica pectinata)
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Genus:  Veronica
This dense, mat-forming species has 3-inch-tall evergreen foliage with toothed gray leaves. Its saucer-shaped flowers are deep blue with white eyes, and they bloom from early spring to summer. It is drought tolerant and makes a good groundcover. In garden sites, it needs protection from winter moisture.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This mat-forming Veronica is perfect for a rock garden, alpine house, or a trough.
Care:  Provide moderately fertile to poor, well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from winter moisture.
Propagation:  Sow seeds in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Divide perennials in autumn or spring.
Problems:  Scale insects, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, leaf smut, and root rot may occur.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Container,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant,
Frost Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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