Dainty Faces

Veronica is such a great name for a flower!   Known commonly as creeping speedwell, this Veronica repens is the ground cover version of veronica.  It grows to form a lively green carpet that sparkles with a smattering of blue-purple flowers late spring into summer.  Veronica also comes in white or pink bloomers, but I adore the purple.   I use it in the garden as an edging, a filler, a cover for bulbs – it makes a delicious combo with the silver gray of lamb’s ears, or mixes well with assorted ground sedums in a rock garden.   When the blooms first open, they are often a captivating deep sky blue, and as their dainty faces soak up the sun, they fade to purple then lilac.

Technical stuff – Creeping speedwell/Veronica repens, hardy perennial to zone 3, height of 4-6” and spread of up to 18”, prefers full sun but tolerates part sun too, blooms late spring to summer.

Posted on February 20, 2015 and filed under Perennials, Groundcover.