'Georgia Blue' speedwell

Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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'Georgia Blue' speedwell (Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue')
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Synonyms:  V. peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
Genus:  Veronica
This tough, versatile plant requires little maintenance. 'Georgia Blue' is willing to grow in sunny or shady spots, puts up with excessive rain or drought conditions, and attracts butterflies with a low blanket of sky blue flowers from spring into summer. Small, dark green leaves turn glossy burgundy in winter. Use it in containers or rock walls, or as a companion groundcover to spring bulbs under trees.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  This low-maintenance speedwell is adaptable to a variety of growing conditions. Its sky blue flowers attract butterflies.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
Problems:  Nothing serious.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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