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Persian Speedwell
Veronica persica

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Species: persica (PER-see-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

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

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Metcalfe,

Mount Prospect, Illinois

Hi Hat, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

Mc Dowell, Kentucky

Slaughter, Louisiana

Traverse City, Michigan

Newark, Ohio

Salem, Oregon

Hamburg, Pennsylvania

Royersford, Pennsylvania

Benton, Tennessee

Austin, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Garland, Texas

Roanoke, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 5, 2010, Kim_M from Hamburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I love Persian Speedwell. It always lets me know that Spring has arrived. It is a delightful little flower in full bloom. Showing up it patches here and there and bringing a little color to the onset of Spring.