Veronica bombycina

Woolly Turkish Speedwell

Woolly Turkish Speedwell (Veronica bombycina) 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).
Zones5 - 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
Mature Height1-2" tall
Mature Spread8-10" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to late summer
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  • 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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Woolly Turkish Speedwell (Veronica bombycina) is stunning small-scale groundcover that 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. 1-2" tall x 8-10" wide.

Flat of 32 plants will cover 22-26 square feet when planted together

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Associated SKUsHC016235
HC014317 (Plant - 2.5" Pot)
Common Name
Woolly Turkish Speedwell
Botanical Name
Veronica bombycina
5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Mature Height
1-2" tall
Mature Spread
8-10" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to late summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20"
Ideal Region
West, Western Only, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Ships To Canada
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