Veronica repens (Creeping Speedwell)
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Veronica repens (Creeping Speedwell)

Creeping Speedwell, Corsican Speedwell, Veronica reptans


Veronica repens (Creeping Speedwell) is a ground-hugging, evergreen perennial forming a showy carpet of tiny, shiny leaves on spreading stems. In spring, it produces clusters of small, white to lavender flowers. Tolerant of light foot traffic, the handsome creeping foliage is outstanding as a filler between paving stones, at garden's edge, as ground cover or in a rock garden. Excellent edging plant for water gardens.

  • Grows up to 1-3 in. tall (2-7 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to light shade in average, dry to moist, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice for city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardensunderplanting of roses and shrubs and as a groundcover.
  • Easy to grow, this plant requires little care and is fairly pest and disease-free. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • No pruning needed.
  • Propagate by division.
  • Native to Corsica and Morocco.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1" – 3" (2cm – 7cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 1" – 3" (2cm – 7cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 10" – 12" (25cm – 30cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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