Veronica gentianoides
Gentian speedwell
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period Summer
Height 12-18in/30-45cm
Light preference Full sun/Part shade
Soil preference Moist, well-drained
Sowing time/depth ,
In summer, spikes of small, pale-blue flowers with striking purple veining appear above rosettes of attractive, glossy foliage. Best grown near the front of the border, where its intricate markings can be best appreciated!
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in spring in small pots or modules on the surface of good quality compost, barely covered, and place in a propagator or sealed plastic bag at 13-16C/55-60F. Grow seedlings on in 9cm pots and plant out after all risk of frost has passed. Can also be sown in the autumn in a cold frame for planting out the following spring. Germination usually takes 4-6 weeks. Cut back spent stems after flowering. This helps to encourage good flowering the next year and to keep the plants compact.
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