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Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 7, 2001
12:06 AM

Post #4542

Isn't this precious? My friend gave me some starts of it last year for our planter box. Now, tell us what it is! Hope this comes through okay; I've been trying to reduce my file sizes, but I'm not always getting them right! ":o)

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Deep South Coastal, TX
(Zone 10a)

May 7, 2001
1:10 AM

Post #73073

Looks like veronica, maybe veronica repens?
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2001
4:15 AM

Post #73271

It's similar to Veronica, but I don't think that's it. The pictures I've seen of it don't quite look like it. Doggone it. My friend was over today and she a friend gave her a start of it years ago and she's never seen it in any catalogs. She's as anxious to know as I am! :o)
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2001
5:39 AM

Post #73287

I take that back...I think it could be Veronica peduncularis. My scan made it look more lavender, but it's really pretty blue. Here are a few varieties I found...

V. peduncularis 'Georgia Blue', named after the republic of the former Soviet Union.

V. peduncularis 'waterperry'. The flowers are very similar, but this one's 3" tall compared to mine - which is about 10-12" tall.

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