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Veronica austriaca ‘Crater Lake Blue’
Veronica austriaca ‘Crater Lake Blue’
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Veronica austriaca ‘Crater Lake Blue’

Austrian Speedwell

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.540.030

Several kinds of Speedwell are well suited to the rock garden, or for edging in the sunny border. This selection forms a low clump of bright-green leaves, loaded with short spikes of flowers in the most intense shade of gentian-blue. Clumps should be cut back hard after blooming, to maintain a low habit for the summer. Stems are just long enough to be useful for cutting. Plants may be easily divided in early spring or fall.

Further details for
Veronica austriaca ‘Crater Lake Blue’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   20-30 cm
   8-12 inches
   30-45 cm
   12-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.