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Veronica pectinata (Woolly Speedwell) is one of our finest groundcovers. Growing with long stems of wooly evergreen foliage, the plants cover themselves with blue blooms, aging to lavender-blue flowers in early to mid-spring. 2" tall x 18" wide.
Without question, Veronica pectinata (Woolly Speedwell) is one of our finest xeric groundcovers. The wooly evergreen foliage creates a handsome, dense, gray-green garden carpet. In early spring the foliage disappears under a profusion of white-eyed, true-blue fading to lavender flowers. This durable, long-blooming perennial is not picky about its planting site; it thrives in any well-drained soil. An easy-to-grow must-have groundcover for any garden, Woolly Speedwell is an outstanding companion for early to mid-spring blooming bulbs where its blue flowers provide and cool backdrop to wildflower tulips, miniature daffodils, miniature Iris and Crocus. Deadhead after spring bloom. Can tolerate occasional foot traffic. Cutting propagated. Flat of 32 plants will cover 48 square feet when planted together. 2" tall x 18" wide.
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(based on 12 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
A pleasant surprise
I wasn't expecting much from this groundcover except that it fill in an awkward corner of an awkwardly shaped bed when the bulbs it's planted with aren't in bloom (hyacinth and Tulip clusiana)....Read complete review
I wasn't expecting much from this groundcover except that it fill in an awkward corner of an awkwardly shaped bed when the bulbs it's planted with aren't in bloom (hyacinth and Tulip clusiana). It's done more than that, having been covered with white-eyed blue flowers for the past month or more, with no sign of letting up. Blue flowers can be so bland, but these were lovely as some of the first flowers to bloom this spring, and lovelier still once some of the companion plantings got going. I planted five plants and lost one due to underwatering (totally my fault); after a year of establishing themselves, the survivors are doing well in a hot spot in my zone 7/desert garden.
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I planted in an elevated bed with drippers and mulch. It just spent the summer not doing much. The rest of the plants in the bed were fine. Not sure why they did...Read complete review
I planted in an elevated bed with drippers and mulch. It just spent the summer not doing much. The rest of the plants in the bed were fine. Not sure why they did not grow much and not bloom. Small plants to begin with perhaps next year they will do more. Not impressed.
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Love this plant!
from Wichita, KS
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Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:
I have this plant on the east side of my brick ranch home, between the sidewalk and the house. Does not get an ample amount of water because of roof overhang and no soaker hose/irrigation. Sandy soil. It has thrived since it was established. Gets approximately 2 hours of full sun/day. Certainly at its full 18 inches. Seems to root in so I don't think it is going to stop its spread. Love the blue color.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Thrilled with Veronica of pectinata!
from Kanab UT HIGH DESERT
I planted this in a groundcover test garden. It is on a hot, dry and sloped part of our infertile yard with reflective heat from a dark stained concrete sidewalk. It is my favorite of the test species of groundcover! It actually is truly evergreen year around despite conditions. Many "evergreen" plants still look half dead most of the year, not so with this Veronica! And wow, it has already spread to full-size 18" diameter in less than a year, starting with a 2.5" x 2' 5 inch pot. The fact that it can handle a bit of foot traffic is a huge plus in our busy yard! We have lots of visitors who accidentally step on the plants. And it seems to bloom whenever it gets a bit of water and cool weather. Not just in the spring, but also in the fall. Now that I know how well it does, I plan on ordering a flat to line one of our walkways
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18 inches already! :-)
With a ladybug friend
great ground cover
from silverthorne co
About Me Master Gardener
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I really want it to grow!
By raccoon mountain
No evidence it grew. I'd probably try it again, maybe buy it elsewhere.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Reno, NV
About Me Getting Started
This was one of our test purchases prior to planning a re-do of our back yard. This summer was especially hot and dry and the plant grew back and we thought it would not survive. With pampering and cooler weather, it is rejuvenated and about its original size. Will rethink buying more.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
from Albuquerque, NM
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
I want this to do well and will try again!
from Denver, CO
I really want this plant to do well and I will try it again. Unfortunately it starts out so small and weak that it's risky. I tried starting it in my water smart garden but sun must have been too intense for it. I will try establishing it somewhere else.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Ground cover with a lovely name
Although only a first year, my plants are healthy and look like they will spread fast. I can hardly wait until they drip over the rock bed they are in!
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Midland TX
I had 100% success rate with mine. It possibly doesn't get as much sun as recommended but it did bloom last year and grew. I'm going to get more this year
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
from Eastern Plains of Colorado
Although I have many wonderfully healthy and thriving plants from High Country Gardens, this one looked dead on arrival and stayed dead. The label and instructions said it was only resting and it would revive after planting. It didn't.
Merchant response: Good Day Suen,We are so sorry to hear of your experience! Please know that we would never want you to pay for something you never got a chance to enjoy! It is because of this, we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. We strongly encourage you to give us a call and one of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to go over your options so you can get the results you paid for! We can be reached 6 days a week at 1-800-925-9387Happy Gardening!
from Longmont CO
greet ground cover
from Abiquiu, NM
Merchant response: We appreciate your feedback on the Veronica pectinata. Our apologies that these plants have not met your expectations. Keep in mind that these perennials would be expected to show green growth the first year with blooms the 2nd and successive years. Also, these are a Drought Resistant / Waterwise plant so they will prefer the following garden conditions: Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Sandy Soil. We do have a full guarantee on all of our products so if these plants fail to thrive please contact us and we will be more than happy to go over some resolution options with you. Happy Gardening!
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