Creeping Veronica

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Forming a low mat of attractive foliage and flowers, Creeping Veronica is an easy-care groundcover that even tolerates light foot traffic. From late spring through early summer, spikes of tiny, pale to dark blue flowers form on upright stems, brightening the garden and attracting pollinators. This versatile Veronica will gently form a deer-and-rabbit-resistant groundcover, without invading the garden. (Veronica)
Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Containers
Groundcover
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 6-8" tall , 12" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
SKUAM018942

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(6-8" tall x 12" wide) The trailing stems of Creeping Veronica form a beautiful blooming ground cover that bounces back after light foot traffic. The plant is also lovely cascading over a rock wall or the side of a planter, softening the edges and inviting a closer look at the simple, sweet blooms. Once the first flush of blooms is over, lightly shear the plants to encourage additional flowers. Creeping Veronica will gradually spread to cover bare spots without overtaking your prized perennials. Plant it along the edges of borders and pathways, create a perimeter of color in your containers, and let it shine in rock gardens and alpine gardens. Hardy in zones 4-8. Other common names include Creeping Speedwell, Rock Speedwell, Harebell  Speedwell, and Prostrate Speedwell.
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Associated SKUsAM018942
AM018908 (Plant - 3" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM018926 (Tray of 16) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Creeping Speedwell
Botanical Name
Veronica prostrata
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
6-8" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Dark green ovate serrated foliage.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Tolerates
Foot Traffic
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Containers, Groundcover, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Tolerates light foot traffic.
Awards
Royal Horticulural Society Award of Garden Merit
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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