Ground covers, Perennials
Handsome plants ranging from less than an inch high to 2 ft. in height. Masses of small (1/4–1/2 in.-wide) flowers in white, rose, pink, or pale to deep blue make an effective display. Use in borders and rock gardens. Prostrate kinds are good between steppingstones and as bulb covers. Veronica (a perennial) is often confused with Hebe (a shrub).Veronica prostrata
Stems are hairy and tufted. Some are prostrate and form a 1–1 1/2-ft.-wide foliage mat; other stems grow erect to 8 in. high and are topped by short clusters of pale blue flowers in late spring or early summer. ‘Heavenly Blue’ is almost entirely prostrate, with flower stems reaching 6 in. high. ‘Mrs. Holt’ has pale pink flowers. ‘Trehane’ and ‘Aztec Gold’ have golden yellow leaves and bright blue flowers. Little to moderate water.
Grows to 4 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide; upper leaves are deeply divided. Saucer-shaped pink flowers to 2 i...
Slowly spreading clump, 2–3 in. high. Slender, upright flower stems, some branched, 6–18 i...
Grows to 10 in. tall and 16 in. wide. Foliage is very deep burgundy—nearly black—with a gl...