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PlantFiles: Creeping Speedwell
Veronica repens 'Sunshine'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunshine

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Alpines and Rock Gardens

under 6 in. (15 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Gabrielle On Jul 19, 2011, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

A cute little ground cover which is surprisingly hardy in some areas, but curiously finicky in others. I haven't quite figured the exact criteria that makes the difference. Frequently sold as a Stepable. Blooms April-June in my garden.

Positive joeswife On Sep 30, 2008, joeswife from (Debra) Derby, KS (Zone 6a) wrote:

I hve had this for years, it grows well I have both the yellow and the green.. it will over take your ground area .. it hangs from all my rocks and barrells and baskets if it pluc it and drop it and step on it it roots.

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

I just planted some Sunshine Veronica repens this spring and it is outstanding so far. It spreads slowly but steadily as a tight mat of bright green, growing over soil, rocks, bricks, etc. Very showy. I have it in a partly to mostly sunny location, near some taller purple plants that make it stand out even more, although it would stand out on its own. Very easy to cut and lift out a section if it gets somewhere you don't want it and it is easy to transplant that section somewhere else. It will hopefully do okay through the winter here in zone 6A.

Neutral willmetge On Jul 15, 2007, willmetge from Spokane, WA (Zone 5b) wrote:

Foliage is bright green/gold.


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

Seymour, Connecticut
Derby, Kansas
Lexington, Massachusetts
Newark, Ohio
Portland, Oregon
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Greenville, South Carolina

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