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Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (Speedwell)

Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue', Speedwell 'Georgia Blue', Veronica 'Georgia Blue', Veronica umbrosa 'Oxford Blue', Veronica umbrosa 'Cambridge Blue'


Low growing and durable, Veronica 'Georgia Blue' is a vigorous semi-evergreen perennial forming a brightly colored cushion of small, rich-blue flowers adorned with pearly-white eyes, over a long period from early to late spring and sporadically all summer. Even when not smothered with flowers, this outstanding groundcover remains attractive thanks to its lush foliage of small, lance-shaped, deep green, glossy leaves, tipped with bronze overtones. This native to Russia is ideal for a vibrant display in the spring garden and is perfect for underplanting with spring flowering bulbs.

  • Winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 4-6 in. high (10-15 cm) and spreads by creeping rootstocks to 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm). This Veronica forms a low maintenance groundcover that will suppress weeds once established. It is neither invasive nor aggressive.
  • Performs best in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade. Drought and heat tolerant once established.
  • Perfect choice for borders, edging, underplanting shrubs, coastal gardens, city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens or containers. Best when planted in groups.
  • Easy to grow, this Speedwell requires very little care and is fairly pest and disease-free (some susceptibility to powdery mildews and downy mildews).
  • Attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds but resistant to rabbits and deer.
  • Clip back hard immediately after flowering, to maintain a thick habit.
  • Propagate by division in spring or fall

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, 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 4 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" – 24" (45cm – 60cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Semi-Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Rabbit, Salt
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers, Underplanting Roses and Shrubs
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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