Veronica austriaca ssp.tauricum 'ROYAL BLUE'

Veronica austriaca ssp.tauricum
Veronica austriaca ssp.tauricum 'ROYAL BLUE'
Austrian speedwell
SIZE/TYPE low or groundcovering
USUAL HEIGHT 0.1-0.2m
USUAL WIDTH 0.3-0.5m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +multicolored:indigo blue a deep purple
BLOOMING TIME May - July
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Perennials
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Austrian or creeping speedwell is a low-maintenance, mat-forming perennial. Royal Blue is a variety with deep blue flowers on erect, spike-like racemes from late spring until midsummer. They are borne o partially prostrate stems which rise above the ground only about 20 cm and attract butterflies.

Leaves are elliptic to oblong, mid green. The plant forms bushy clumps about 45 cm wide. To prevent drying out from the centre prune flowering stems by half immediately after flowering. The cushion will remain dense and pretty, and there is a good chance for a late summer rebloom.

Speedwell is soil tolerant. It only dislikes clay and wet or boggy soil. It does best in full sun and likes occasional watering in dry summers. Fully hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 27-02-2015.
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  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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