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Veronica 'Tidal Pool' (Prostrate Speedwell)

Prostrate Speedwell 'Tidal Pool'


Dense and fast spreading, Veronica 'Tidal Pool' is a low-growing evergreen perennial forming a brightly colored mat of small, rich blue-violet flowers adorned with pearly-white eyes from mid to late spring. Even when not smothered with flowers, this outstanding groundcover remains attractive the rest of the season thanks to its lush foliage of small, oak-like, silvery blue-green leaves. Resistant to cold, heat, humidity, rain, and drought, this hybrid speedwell results from a cross between Veronica armena and Veronica pectinata ‘Rosea’. It is ideal for a vibrant display in the spring garden. Use as a groundcover, edging plant, in the rock garden, or cascading over rocks or walls. Also ideal for planting between flagstones. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at Chicago Botanic Garden for Chicagoland Grows.

  • Grows up to 2-3 in. high (5-7 cm) and 24-30 in. wide (60-75 cm). This Veronica forms a low maintenance groundcover that will suppress weeds once established. The plant will tolerate some light foot traffic.
  • Performs best in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Drought and heat tolerant once established.
  • Easy to grow, this Speedwell is fairly pest and disease-free (some susceptibility to powdery mildews and downy mildews).
  • Can be propagated readily from cuttings or by division

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 30" (60cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Height 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 24" – 30" (60cm – 75cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden

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