- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Height: 2 inches
- Width: 6 - 12 inches
- Bloom Season: Spring and summer
- Bloom Color: Light blue
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Foot Traffic: Light
- Soil Type: Sandy, pH 6.2 - 7.6
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68F
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 8 - 10 inches
- Note: For detailed directions for indoor and outdoor planting, please Click Here
- Care & Maintenance: See: Speedwell
Speedwell (Veronica Repens) - Did you know about this spectacular ground clover plant? Many gardeners are familiar with the tall growing Veronicas, but often they are not so familiar with this creeping Veronica ground cover plant. It grows easily from Speedwell seeds and is commonly called Creeping Speedwell. It is truly a low-growing ground cover plant that only reaches a height of 1 - 2 inches. In the spring and early summer Veronica Repens Creeping Speedwell is adorned with masses of soft, light blue flowers. This ground cover plant will spread and flourish in your flower bed or work perfectly between stepping stones or in a rock garden. Veronica Repens ground cover is considered to be an alpine plant and can perform at elevations up to 7500 feet. It will tolerate light foot traffic and deer usually will avoid the little plants.
How To Grow Veronica Speedwell: Sow Speedwell seeds indoors 8 - 10 weeks before planting outside. Use a peaty starter mix and lightly sow the Creeping Speedwell seeds on the surface of the mix, and gently press the seed into the mix. Light is needed for germination, and keep the ground cover seed consistently moist. After frost season, Creeping Speedwell ground cover seeds can also be directly sown outdoors. Prepare a weed free seed bed in a protected area, sow the seed on the surface and keep it moist. Creeping Speedwell is a very easy-to-care-for ground cover plant.
Shaker Bottle With Seed Starting Matrix
Shake 'n Seed - We are now offering shaker bottles filled with our seed starting matrix: rich soil, gardening sand, water absorbing crystals, and starter fertilizer. This not only helps dispense your seed, but it gets it off to a great start! Simply remove lid from shaker bottle, add seed from packet, put back on lid, shake the bottle vigorously for 15 seconds, and then shake your way to beautiful new plants! Use Shake 'n Seed over good quality soil, and then gently water to keep seed moist until it sprouts. Great for ground covers or mass planting flower seeds.