Perennial Gentian Speedwell Veronica Blue Streak Garden Flower Seeds

Veronica Seeds - Blue Streak

Flower Specifications

Season: Perennial

USDA Zones: 3 - 7

Height: 18 inches

Bloom Season: Late Spring to early Summer

Bloom Color: Blue

Environment: Full sun to partial shade

Soil Type: Average soil, gravelly, pH 6.8 - 7.5

Deer Resistant: Yes

Latin Name: Veronica gentianoides

Planting Directions

Temperature: 65F

Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days

Light Required: Yes

Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

Sowing Rate: Sow 4 - 5 seeds per plant

Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination

Plant Spacing: 12 inches

Gentian Speedwell (Veronica gentianoides Blue Streak) - Elegant perennial with upright spikes of exquisite lavender blue veined flowers that can become dense enough to almost be mat forming. Perfect for full sun to partially shady spots in the garden and great as a cut flower. These are great border plants, growing up to 18 inches in height. This variety has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.

How To Grow Gentian Speedwell: Sow Veronica seeds indoors 4 - 6 weeks prior to last spring frost. Sow Spike Speedwell flower seeds in small containers or starter trays using quality seed starting mix. Press the Speedwell seeds into the mix but do not cover seeds -- light is helpful for germination. Moisten mix and keep moist until germination begins. Transplant outdoors after frost danger has passed spacing them 12 inches apart. Veronica ground cover seeds can be sown directly outdoors as well. Prepare a seedbed of loosened soil that is weed free. Once frost danger has passed, sow the Veronica seed into the seedbed, pressing the seeds in tightly. Keep moist until germination.