Veronica Seeds - Royal Blue
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
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.