Veronica bombycina

Woolly Turkish Veronica

  • Blue and Silver Veronica bombycina, Veronica bombycina, Woolly Turkish Veronica



Wooly Turkish Speedwell is a showy, small growing groundcover with fuzzy silver foliage and light blue flowers covering the plant in mid-spring. It is happiest in full sun and poor, fast draining soil. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

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Zones 5 - 8
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
Only in Western US
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 2.5" deep pot
SKU 71004


1-2" tall x 8-10" wide. This stunning small scale groundcover is covered with light blue flowers in mid-spring. A durable perennial from Western Asia, it's perfect for full sun and poor, fast draining soils. Shear off the faded flowers to highlight the fabulous, furry white leaves that make a tidy mat of low spreading stems. Best in arid, western climates, and excellent as a filler between bricks, pavers and flagstone. Low fertility, well-drained soil.
SKU 71004
Common Name Woolly Turkish Veronica
Botanical Name Veronica bombycina
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue, Silver
Mature Height 1-2" tall
Mature Spread 8-10" wide
Bloom Time Late spring to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20"
Advantages Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen
Ideal Region Western Only, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensVeronica bombycina

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


charming plant


from PA

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  • Attractive
  • Fragrant
  • Healthy


  • Difficult To Use
  • Flimsy

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica bombycina:

    Sadly did not live through the spring despite tender loving care.

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    • Personal

    (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


    Not in my garden


    from Rochester, MN

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      • Small In Size

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica bombycina:

        Veronica bombycina may like strong sun and good drainage somewhere, but not in my garden. It dwindled all summer and then died. No signs of it this spring except for a dimple in the crevice in the rock garden where I had planted it. It didn't arrive in the greatest of shapes from HCG. Lank and tattered. I really hoped it would thrive. The pictures are beautiful, specifically the contrast between pale furry gray and softest lavender. But it was not to be.... I live in a 30-35 inch annual rain climate, and even despite heavily amended soil, this may just be too much moisture for it to handle, though I do return to the possibility it may not ship well, arriving looking ill in a box of mostly thriving plants.

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        USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

        To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

        • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
        • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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