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Germander Speedwell in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Veronica chamaedrys

 

Germander Speedwell

Veronica plants can be annuals or perennials. (Shrub species are now classified as Hebes) They have pairs of leaves, and small flowers, usually in spikes.Veronica chamaedrys is a perennial creeping plant which flowers from early Spring to mid Summer. with bright blue flowers with white centres. The leaves are toothed and hairy

 
plant Features
  • Germander Speedwell likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Germander Speedwell likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Germander Speedwell is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Germander Speedwell likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Germander Speedwell

Latin name

Veronica chamaedrys

type

Flowering plant

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Germander Speedwell likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Germander Speedwell is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Germander Speedwell likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Germander Speedwell likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Germander Speedwell is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Veronica chamaedrys

Veronica plants can be annuals or perennials. (Shrub species are now classified as Hebes) They have pairs of leaves, and small flowers, usually in spikes.Veronica chamaedrys is a perennial creeping plant which flowers from early Spring to mid Summer. with bright blue flowers with white centres. The leaves are toothed and hairy


Planting

From Early Autumn TO Late Spring

Plant alpine species (low growing) in any ordinary, well-drained soil in a sunny position from early Autumn to mid Spring,. The herbaceous perennial varieties should be planted between mid Autumn and late Spring in ordinary soil enriched with well rotted manure. The soil should be well drained but moisture retentive. Choose a site in full sun or partial shade. On exposed sites, stake the plants with twiggy supports.

 

Propagation by division.

From Late Winter TO Late Winter

All species except the invasive V. cinerea and C. pectinata can be propagated by division which should occur every third year.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

All species can be increased from 2 inch cuttings of lateral shoots, taken in mid to late Summer

 
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