Veronica pectinata

Blue Woolly Speedwell

 

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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.

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Zones 4 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good for Containers
Groundcover
Evergreen
Evergreen
Good Rockgarden or alpine plant
Plants for Small Spaces
Tolerates Foot Traffic
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
Drought Resistant / Waterwise
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Bloom Time Early to mid spring
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SKU HBL8CXX

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2" tall x 18" wide (cutting propagated). 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.
Associated SKUs
HBL8CXX
97360 (Plant - 2.5" deep pot)
97360F (Flat of 32 - 2.5" deep pots)
Common Name Blue Woolly Speedwell
Botanical Name Veronica pectinata
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue, White
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 Drought Resistant / Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Good for Containers, Groundcover, Evergreen, Good Rockgarden or alpine plant, Plants for Small Spaces, Tolerates Foot Traffic
Ideal Region Suitable Above 7000 ft, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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3.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (7)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (5)
  • Garden (3)
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1.0

I really want it to grow!

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from Montana

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  • Attractive

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    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

    No evidence it grew. I'd probably try it again, maybe buy it elsewhere.

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    3.0

    Did okay

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    from Reno, NV

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

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      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Lawn
      • Outdoors

      Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

      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.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A pleasant surprise

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      from Albuquerque, NM

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      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

          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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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I want this to do well and will try again!

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          from Denver, CO

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          • Attractive

          Cons

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            • Garden

            Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

            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.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Ground cover with a lovely name

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            from Albuquerque, NM

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

            • Small In Size

            Best Uses

            • Outdoors
            • Patio

            Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

            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!

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great plant

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            from Midland TX

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

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              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors

              Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

              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

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Disappointing

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              from Eastern Plains of Colorado

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              Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

              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.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

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              from Longmont CO

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              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Healthy
              • Nov 19 Still Blooming

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lawn
                • Outdoors
                • Replace My Lawn

                Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

                greet ground cover

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                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                never grew

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                from Abiquiu, NM

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                Pros

                • Accurate Instructions

                Cons

                • Small In Size

                Best Uses

                • Rock garden

                Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica pectinata:

                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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                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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