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Veronica prostrata
Veronica prostrata

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Zones 1-9, 14-24, 32-43
Full Sun
Full
Regular WaterMinimal Water
Moderate, Minimal

Veronica prostrata

Speedwell
Scrophulariaceae
Ground covers, Perennials

VERONICA

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.

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