Veronica liwanensis

Turkish Speedwell

 
  • Blue Veronica liwanensis, Veronica liwanensis, Turkish Speedwell
  • Veronica liwanensis, Turkish Speedwell

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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.

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Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to grow
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
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SKU HBL6CXX

Details

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 thrives 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.
Associated SKUs
HBL6CXX
97340 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
97340F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots)
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 Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
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 Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to grow, Groundcover, Evergreen, Tolerates Foot Traffic
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US, Suitable Above 7000 ft, Northeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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High Country GardensVeronica liwanensis
 
3.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (4)
  • Patio (4)
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1.0

Very Slow Growing

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from Northern Virginia

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Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica liwanensis:

    The plants arrived in good condition and I planted them right away. My soil could be a little better well.drained as they are planted on an incline. However, after5 months they are established but do not really show any growth or tendency to spread and no sign of blooming. For the price I find them a poor choice.

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    4.0

    I hope I get the resultls posted above

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    from Minneapolis MN

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Don't know about hardy/just planted them 2017
    • Healthy

    Cons

    • Just hope they come up in 2018 - nice looking pl

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica liwanensis:

    Healthy plants received

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    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Lots of promise!

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    from Ramah, NM

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Patio

      Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica liwanensis:

      Great plant, still alive, hasn't spread much yet.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      too small to grow

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      from Estes Park, CO

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Flimsy
        • Small In Size

        Best Uses

          Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica liwanensis:

          the tiny plants that I was sent did not survive into the first fall. These were a great disappointment, but this often happens with High Country Gardens

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          • Personal

          (13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful

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          from Belen, NM

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica liwanensis:

            I learned about this plant from the garden volunteer who put in the patio (first photo) at the Belen Art League's Gallery. Plants in this photo are about 3 years old. They are so beautiful that I got some for myself last fall. They overwintered nicely, growing all winter. They are blooming now. I would like to eventually have a front yard of ground cover plants like this.

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            (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            also love it!

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            from zone 4a Montana

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Spreads Well
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio
              • Walkways

              Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica liwanensis:

              I loved this in Seattle, and love it even more in high plains desert MT, where it takes the cold wet winters and hot dry summers.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it

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              from Taylorsville, UT

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Next To A Low Wall
                • Patio

                Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica liwanensis:

                I put in a very large patio with concrete pavers leaving irregular open spaces against a short wall between lawn and patio. I planted veronica in the open space and it has done very well even in the compacted road base I placed the concrete on. Draping over concrete and the wall it is beautiful.

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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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