VERONICA

Commonly known as Speedwell

All Flower APR-JUN

Speedwells.

Genus of about 250 species of annuals, perennials and mostly deciduous subshrubs, some of them rhizomatous. Also includes some marginal aquatics.

They are found in swamps and moist meadows and grassland or in open woodland to dry, sunny meadows, rocky hills and scree, mainly in Europe.

There are 15 or more species native to the UK, plus a couple of introductions which are spreading.

Includes common speedwell, V. officinalis, used historically for a variety of complaints, brooklime, V. beccabunga, an aquatic and V. spicata, the very rare spiked speedwell.

 

Further Reading....
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Annuals, perennials and mostly deciduous subshrubs
  • Full sun
    Or partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf spot, powdery and downy mildew
    Place of origin
    Europe
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Loamy soil preferred

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VERONICA gentianoides

VERONICA gentianoides

Speedwell

dainty light blue spikes

 
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VERONICA prostrata 'Trehane'

Speedwell

mat-forming perennial with yellow-green leaves and deep blue flowers

 
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VERONICA spicata 'Alba'

VERONICA spicata 'Alba'

Spiked speedwell

clump-forming perennial with narrow spikes of white flowers in summer

 
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VERONICA spicata 'Glory'

VERONICA spicata 'Glory'

Spiked speedwell

('Royal Candles'). Deep blue flower spikes throughout the summer on compact, hardy plants

 
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VERONICA spicata 'Rotfuchs'

VERONICA spicata 'Rotfuchs'

Spiked speedwell

('Red Fox') - a clump-forming perennial with very deep pink flower spikes only growing 12-15 inches in height

 
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