Veronica Seeds - Creeping Speedwell
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
Latin Name: Veronica Repens
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
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Care & Maintenance: Speedwell
Creeping 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.
Creeping Speedwell is drought tolerant and will attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds but deer usually will avoid the little plants!
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How to grow
How To Grow Creeping Speedwell From Seed: 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.
- Sowing Rate: Approximately 1000 seeds seeds covers 20 square feet
- Average Germ Time: 15 - 30 days
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
- Depth: Lightly press into soil
Ground cover Specifications
In the spring and early summer Veronica Repens Creeping Speedwell is adorned with soft, light blue flowers. This plant will spread and flourish in your flower bed, between stepping stones, or in a rock garden. Veronica Repens is considered to be an alpine plant and can perform at elevations up to 7500 feet and will tolerate light foot traffic.
- Height: 2 inches
- USDA Zones: 4 - 8
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes