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Blue woolly speedwell

Veronica pectinata

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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 CharacteristicsThis mat-forming Veronica is perfect for a rock garden, alpine house, or a trough.

CareProvide moderately fertile to poor, well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from winter moisture.

PropagationSow seeds in containers in a cold frame in autumn. Divide perennials in autumn or spring.

ProblemsScale insects, downy mildew, powdery mildew, rust, leaf smut, and root rot may occur.

  • Genus : Veronica
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Uses : Containers, Ground Covers
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant, Frost Tolerant
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Spring, Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Height : Under 6 inches
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