Speedwell

Several Veronica species and cultivars are cultivated for use as ground cover.
Common name : Speedwell
Scientific name : Veronica spp.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Full description for Veronica spp. not yet available.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 10 - 90
pH 7

Identify my speedwell

Veronica, of the genus Veronica, comprises 250 species. Their common point are lanceolate or oblong leaves, rounded, linear, broad, organized in opposite pairs, on the flower stalks. They are sometimes alternate or whorled. The flowers are in clusters or ears, in short tubes with 4 petals.

Plant my speedwell

Plant preferably in the fall - it can be done in the spring. Choose a luminous location in moderately fertile, moderately heavy, cool and well-drained soils for massive veronica. The alpine or rock veronicas prefer draining soil, poor or not very fertile, in full sun. Prepare the soil by the classic digging, scratching, plant anticipating the development of the adult plant in width, which usually reaches between 45 and 60 cm. Water,mulch.

Water my speedwell

Water during the first month after planting, if it is dry.

Mulch my speedwell

Mulch once or twice a year, in November and April, with crushed wood or leaves.

Propagate my speedwell

For perennials, divide the clumps with a spade in the fall or spring. Otherwise, collect seeds after flowering, which you will sow in pots under frame in the fall. After germination, in the spring, transplant them in pots and wait until fall to transplant them.

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