Perennial Gentian Speedwell Veronica Blue Streak Garden Flower Seeds

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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. 

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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.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 8

HEIGHT

24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring through late summer

BLOOM COLOR

Blue

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, gravelly, pH 6.8 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Veronica Spicata

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 28 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

SOWING RATE

6 - 7 seeds per plant or approximately 1000 seeds covers 20 square feet

MOISTURE

Keep seed moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

10 inches

NOTE

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CARE & MAINTENANCE

Veronica

Spiked Speedwell (Veronica Spicata) - What a strong bloomer! These lovely blue blooms are easily grown from Veronica seeds, and they will keep coming all summer long. Veronica Spicata, commonly called Spike Speedwell, has a low, compact and mat-forming habit that makes it well-suited as a ground cover plant. Veronica flowers form on spikes, they are violet-blue and are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The Spike Speedwell plant is small in size making a wonderful container plant.

Veronica Spicata is hardy perennial that performs in sunny conditions and tolerates partial shade. It's not too picky about soil, but it does need to have good drainage. The Spike Speedwell plant requires a moderate amount of water, and it blooms best when the spent flower heads are trimmed back. It is fairly resistant to both deer and rabbits.

How To Grow Spike 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 10 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.

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Flower Specifications

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

LATIN NAME

Veronica Repens

Planting Directions

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

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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.
 

Deer Resistant

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
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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


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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

16 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Spring through late Summer

BLOOM COLOR

PInk

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Average soil, gravelly, pH 6.8 - 7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Veronica Spicata

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 6 - 7 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 14 inches

Spiked Speedwell (Veronica Spicata Pink Goblin) - Long intense rosy-red flower spikes on compact, 16 inch tall plants. Pink Goblin veronica is a perennial plant winter hardy to zone 3. Very adaptable to various  soils with good drainage. Flower spikes are excellent for cutting, and attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Pink Goblin has a long bloom season when cut back after flowering and its repeat blooms are strong and showy. Deer and rabbit resistant.

How To Grow Spike 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 10 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.

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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

4 - 8

HEIGHT

18 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Early to late 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 teucrium

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

Speedwell (Veronica teucrium Royal Blue) - A carefree, mound-forming Veronica. Long spikes of starry-shaped, rich gentian blue flowers are produced over tall, upright foliage.  Grows best in full sun, but will tolerate partial shade. Veronica provide some of the clearest true blues available in perennials.  Neat tidy plants have glossy foliage and will fill in without overpowering. Long-lasting color.

Speedwell prefers evenly moist soil with good winter drainage. If you are seeking more plants, you can divide it every 3 year or so. To keep tidy plants, shear back by 1/2 after flowering. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Avoid wet, poorly drained soils. Plants may be trimmed back by 1/2 after flowering to reduce the sprawling mature foliage into compact mounds and to encourage a possible late summer to fall rebloom. If plants are not trimmed back prior to setting seed, self-seeding may occur. Propagate by cuttings, seed or division.

How To Grow 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.

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