Veronica liwanensis

Turkish Speedwell

Turkish speedwell is one of our showiest blue flowered groundcovers native to the mountains of Turkey. Spreading stems of evergreen foliage root as they spread across the soil and cover themselves with bright blue flowers in late spring.
Zones4 - 8
Advantages
Evergreen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Height2" tall
Mature Spread18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid spring
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SKUHC016237

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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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2" tall x 18" wide. 2005 Plant Select Winner. For the Western gardener, there is no finer ground cover. This is a vigorous, fast-growing species that thrive in difficult climates. The ground-hugging stems of round, glossy evergreen leaves, root as they creep across the garden, creating a thick green carpet. Veronica liwanensis can be used like thyme to create a ground cover "lawn". With the first hint of warmer weather to come, the small but numerous spikes of flowers paint the garden blue like a reflection of the sky. With a little extra water, Veronica liwanensis reblooms lightly later in summer. Needs afternoon shade in hot summer climates. This durable groundcover is ideal for a low maintenance, alternative lawn. (cutting propagated) Can tolerate occasional foot traffic.

Flat of 32 plants will cover 48 square feet when planted together

More Information
Associated SKUsHC016237
Common Name
Turkish Speedwell
Botanical Name
Veronica liwanensis
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
2" tall
Mature Spread
18" wide
Bloom Time
Early to mid spring
Ships As
Potted Plant
Evergreen Foliage
Yes
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Low Fertility Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Evergreen
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Tray
Ships To Canada
No
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