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Veronica oltensis (Thyme Leaf Speedwell) is a beautiful, tenacious, small scale groundcover with thin stems of tiny evergreen leaves that cover themselves with blue flowers in early to mid-spring. Veronica oltensis is a little beauty that serves as an excellent crack filler between flagstone or pavers. Thyme Leaf Speedwell is a drought resistant/drought tolerant perennial plant (xeric).
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This plant is very slow growing but very hardy.
from Spring Branch, TX
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The main concern I have is that it is slow growing.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A Lovely Little Plant
from Velarde, NM
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No blooms this first year.
(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)
Speedwell by any name
from Bloomington, MN
The survival of my Speedwell is up to debate. It seems to have wintered over, but grown between flagstones on a crushed limestone base it is off to a sluggish start. I fault the environment more than the plant at this point. It is in half shade, but gets some direct sun. and most important it is planted under a black walnut, though with the hardscaping done 9 years ago the roots may not have not likely reached up into the base material all that far. I will update HCG further as we see how it fares in this rather harsh environment. I'm sure it would have grown like a weed closer to my pond in the rich moist soil between the stones laid there
Merchant response: Good Day Jacksonrdmd,We are so sad to hear that your Veronica is not thriving as well as you hoped. It is very difficult to get most perennials to grow under a Black Walnut Tree as the toxin this tree produces can hinder growth around or underneath it. Please know that your success and satisfaction are very important to us which is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. If you would like to discuss your options, please give us a call at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
from Pueblo West, CO
In spite of hot summer filled with travel, plants have spread to start filling between flagstones.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Great ground cover.
from Morristown, TN
Has grown great in the poor gravel sand soil here. Survived one of the worst winter we have had in years. Blooms are beautiful.
(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
Great in between flagstones
By Dr. Grumpy
from Colorado Springs, CO
This veronica is doing quite well in between the flagstones on my patio and path. It doesn't require any extra water and is beautiful in the spring. If anything, it's doing a bit too well, in that it's grown somewhat taller than the advertised 1" in height, so one has to step over them a bit on the path.
(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
Great between flagstones
from Glenwood Springs, CO
Used between flagstones. Spreads quickly and looks almost like the pictures
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