Category: Alpines and Rock Gardens Groundcovers Perennials
Height: under 6 in. (15 cm)
Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 2b: to -42.7 °C (-45 °F) 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)
Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From softwood cuttings From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse By simple layering By serpentine layering By stooling or mound layering
On Sep 29, 2012, Diva_D from Strathcona County Canada wrote:
I am considering using Creeping Speedwell as a ground cover in my Saskatoon berry rows for assistance with a heavy weed crop. As Saskatoons sucker to spread, I am curious to know if this ground cover is so dense or compact that it would not allow a strong new berry sucker root to emerge.
Any experience or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
On Jul 19, 2004, daryl from vernon, BC (Zone 6a) wrote:
I've had this speedwell for approx.10 yrs now,got it from my mother in-law(of German descent) she believes that is where it originates from.Very showy when in bloom!Rather unabtrusive the rest of the year.Can be a handful if you let it have it's way,trim back off chutes regularly,to keep under control.
On Dec 5, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:
Veronica repens is a low-growing, mat-forming perennial that is suitable as a groundcover. It will withstand some traffic when planted between patio stones, in rockeries, or used in place of lawn. The leaves of V. repens are tiny, shiny, and dark green. In late spring or early summer, star-shaped lilac blue bloom spikes almost obscure the foliage. Sow outdoors after last frost, or indoors before last frost. Seeds will germinate in 14-21 days (sometimes longer) at 70 degrees.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Clayton, California Cool, California Corte Madera, California Fairfield, California Delta, Colorado Grand Junction, Colorado Lakewood Shores, Illinois Mount Prospect, Illinois Northfield, Illinois Minneapolis, Minnesota Caldwell, New Jersey Seattle, Washington