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Veronica pectinata (Blue woolly speedwell, Woolly speedwell)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Veronica pectinata ver-ON-ih-kah pek-tin-AY-tah Common Name: Blue woolly speedwell, Woolly speedwell 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.
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
Tolerance Drought Tolerant;Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Spring; Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Container, Ground Covers, Naturalizing
Style Cottage Garden, Rock Garden, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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