Veronica oltensis

Thyme-Leaf Speedwell

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).
Zones4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Plants for Small Spaces
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40" (with care)
Mature Plant Size1" tall 24" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to mid spring
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SizeNo
SKUHC016238

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • 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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1" tall x 24" wide. Veronica oltensis (Thyme Leaf Speedwell) is without a doubt, one of our favorite plants with so many different uses in the landscape. At home in the rock garden, between flagstones in the patio or as a slow-growing but long-lived ground cover in the xeric garden, this little plant always looks good. The tiny dark green leaves disguise it, looking like another creeping thyme; but when it comes into bloom, the hundreds of small azure blue flowers remind you that it's something very different and special. A tough plant with evergreen foliage, it is native to the high altitudes in the rugged mountains of Turkey. Nice planted with Hymenoxys scaposa. (Cutting propagated.)

Flat of 32 plants will cover 64 square feet when planted together

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SKU
HC016238
Common Name
Thyme-Leaf Speedwell
Botanical Name
Veronica oltensis
Zones
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue
Mature Height
1" tall
Mature Spread
24" 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
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount Of Rain
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, Plants for Small Spaces, Great for Mass Plantings
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Suitable Above 7000 ft
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

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Zone 2Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of May 20th, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 22nd, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of April 1st, 2019
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