Creeping Veronica 'New Century'


Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: New Century



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under 6 in. (15 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade


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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

By simple layering

By serpentine layering

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clifton, Colorado

Grand Junction, Colorado

Pensacola, Florida

Los Alamos, New Mexico

East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 18, 2009, pajaritomt from Los Alamos, NM (Zone 5a) wrote:

Lovely little low ground cover that grows well in my very dry and very neglected front garden making a blue carpet in the spring. I highly recommend this pretty little plant which thrives on neglect -- in the Rocky Mts, that I can speak for.


On Oct 21, 2007, 2862scooter from East Greenwich, RI wrote:

Spreads wonderfully though not invasively. Evergreen in zone 6 with a nice purple hue in winter.
Does require well grained soil!
I have found given well drained soil and a once a yr time release fertilizer it is very carefree.


On Nov 21, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

A very short groundcover. Its great merits in the arid west are the heat, sun , and drought tolerances. Small blueish flowers are correlated to amount of sun. Divides well and makes a good understory plant, as it does not strangle other plants or mat over them.

The problem I have with it is my own fault- It shows no drought stress to tell me when I need to water the soil it sits on, and the other plants there suffer when I do not water them enough!
This is my favourite groundcover of all time; my apologies for the overflow of photographs.

Probably a hybrid between V. liwanensis and V. pectinata.