Veronica gentianoides

Veronica gentianoides

Gentian Speedwell

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Veronica gentianoides is a lesser known member of the genus, that is worthy of more attention. This mat forming perennial is ideally suited for use in rock gardens, as edging in mixed borders or even as a groundcover. Loose racemes of pale blue to almost white flowers rise above the dark foliage in late spring, lasting into early summer. Each small bloom has a greenish yellow centre,and darker blue veining.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 to Zone 7
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 30 cm to 60 cm
Spread: 30 cm to 60 cm
Soil Requirements: Average moisture retaining well drained soils
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Time: Mid spring to early summer
Use: Rock gardens, mixed borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, edging, groundcover
Flower Colour & Shape: Loose vertical spires to 25 cm tall, of pale blue flowers with darker blue veining
Foliage: Basal clumps of glossy dark green oblong to lance shaped leaves, eventually forming dense mats
Benefits: Deer and rabbit resistant, attracts bees, butterflies, cut flowers, good groundcover

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