Turkish Speedwell

Veronica liwanensis

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Species: liwanensis

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

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:

Happy Jack, Arizona

Clovis, California

La Verne, California

Avon, Colorado

Denver, Colorado (2 reports)

Grand Junction, Colorado

Vail, Colorado

Berlin, New Hampshire

Sanbornton, New Hampshire

Bend, Oregon

Santaquin, Utah

Vernal, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 30, 2008, clareb from Missoula, MT (Zone 5a) wrote:

This low-growing Veronica is a great groundcover: it grows relatively quickly, but does not take over its neighbors; it is covered in sky blue blooms for weeks in spring; its foliage is evergreen (even in Zone 5); it does not require much water; it does not require any maintenance to look great (other than perhaps combing debris like fallen leaves out if it with your fingers); and, it does not appear to be picky about soil.
I especially like to underplant this Veronica with plant spring-blooming bulbs like crocus.

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