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Waterperry Blue Speedwell

Veronica 'Waterperry Blue'

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Waterperry Blue Speedwell (Veronica 'Waterperry Blue') at Tagawa Gardens

Waterperry Blue Speedwell in bloom

Waterperry Blue Speedwell in bloom

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Waterperry Blue Speedwell (Veronica 'Waterperry Blue') at Tagawa Gardens

Waterperry Blue Speedwell flowers

Waterperry Blue Speedwell flowers

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Height:  2 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Creeping Speedwell

Ornamental Features

Waterperry Blue Speedwell is smothered in stunning spikes of powder blue flowers rising above the foliage from mid spring to mid summer. Its attractive glossy oval leaves emerge deep purple in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Waterperry Blue Speedwell is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Waterperry Blue Speedwell is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Waterperry Blue Speedwell will grow to be only 2 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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