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Veronica teucrium 'Crater Lake Blue'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Species: teucrium (TEW-kree-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Crater Lake Blue

Synonym:Veronica austriaca var. teucrium
Synonym:Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral BlackDogKurt On Sep 6, 2008, BlackDogKurt from Seymour, CT wrote:

The color on this flower is great - one of the few perennial flowers I have seen that really is close to true blue. However, the blooms only last a very short time (maybe a week or two) in late spring and then it doesn't look like much the rest of the summer.

Positive laurawege On Apr 12, 2007, laurawege from Wayland, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

although this veronica does not re- bloom nothing can beat that clear blue! it is just spectacular! It also divides very well in the spring or fall . I dead head it for neatness and live with its rather unremarkable foliage because it more than earns a place in my garden with it lovely flowers

Neutral Bellisgirl On Mar 6, 2007, Bellisgirl from Spokane, WA wrote:

This will be my third year growing this Veronica. It has gorgeous true-blue flowers. Mine is in full sun. The only reason im giving it a neutral rating instead of a positive is because its bloom period is very short- mine only blooms for a week or less.

Neutral uofagirl On May 31, 2004, uofagirl from Orrville, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Can become leggy and down trodden from rain. Otherwise very pretty next to buttercups.


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

Grass Valley, California
Susanville, California
Denver, Colorado
Seymour, Connecticut
Chicago, Illinois
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
South China, Maine
Wayland, Massachusetts
Orrville, Ohio
Pickerington, Ohio
Trafford, Pennsylvania
Arlington, Virginia
Kalama, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Spokane, Washington
Vancouver, Washington
Marinette, Wisconsin
Pulaski, Wisconsin

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