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Veronica ‘Shirley Blue’
Veronica ‘Shirley Blue’
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Veronica ‘Shirley Blue’

Austrian Speedwell

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.540.500

Hungarian Speedwell is a lower growing perennial, best suited for use in the rock garden, or for edging perennial borders. Plants form a low, mounding clump and bears copious blue flowers in early summer. This is an especially compact selection, with flower spikes in a bright shade of true sky blue. Benefits from a good hard trim after flowers are finished, in order to maintain a nice tight habit. Clumps may be easily divided in fall or early spring. Consider combining with the beet-red foliage of Penstemon ‘Husker Red’ and pink Oriental Poppies.

Further details for
Veronica ‘Shirley 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
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   15-20 cm
   6-8 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.