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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

Buy Varieties of VERONICA

VERONICA gentianoides

VERONICA gentianoides  >


Commonly known as: Speedwell.
Dainty light blue spikes
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

VERONICA spicata 'Alba'

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Commonly known as: Spiked speedwell.
Clump-forming perennial with narrow spikes of white flowers in summer
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2020 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

VERONICA spicata 'Glory'

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Commonly known as: Spiked speedwell.
('Royal Candles'). Deep blue flower spikes throughout the summer on compact, hardy plants
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

VERONICA spicata 'Rotfuchs'

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Commonly known as: Spiked speedwell.
('Red Fox') - a clump-forming perennial with very deep pink flower spikes only growing 12-15 inches in height
Multibuy
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

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