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Veronica 'Whitewater' (Prostrate Speedwell)

Prostrate Speedwell 'Whitewater', Creeping Speedwell 'Whitewater',


Low growing and durable, Veronica 'Whitewater' (Prostrate Speedwell) is a vigorous semi-evergreen perennial forming a dense carpet of small, glistening white flowers borne on creeping, wiry stems, over a long period from mid spring to early summer. Even when not smothered with flowers, this outstanding plant remains attractive thanks to its lush foliage of small, lance-shaped, deep green, glossy leaves. The foliage turns an attractive burgundy to bronze in the fall, further extending the season of interest of this Speedwell. Dense enough to suppress weeds, it is tough enough to tolerate some foot traffic. Ideal for a vibrant display in the spring garden, this Prostrate Speedwell is perfect for the rock garden, along paths, cascading over stone walls, or as a ground cover.

  • Grows up to 4-6 in.high (10-15 cm) and 12-18 in. wide (30-45 cm).
  • Perfect choice for borders, edging, underplanting shrubs, city gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens or containers. Best when planted in groups.
  • Performs best in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade. Drought and heat tolerant once established.
  • Easy to grow, this Speedwell requires very low care and is fairly pest and disease-free (some susceptibility to powdery mildews and downy mildews). It is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds but resistant to rabbit and deer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 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 (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
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, 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, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries Inc., Chicagoland Grows

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 – 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 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 (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 4" – 6" (10cm – 15cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
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, 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, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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