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Veronica 'Shirley Blue' (Speedwell 'Shirley Blue')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.25m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Veronica 'Shirley Blue'

Other names: Speedwell 'Shirley Blue', Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Shirley Blue'

Genus: Veronica Veronica

Variety or Cultivar: 'Shirley Blue' _ 'Shirley Blue' is a low, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial, producing dainty spikes of blue flowers in summer.


Veronica 'Shirley Blue' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Mat Forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases: Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Cut back faded flowers to encourage compact habit and flowering next year. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Veronica 'Shirley Blue' (Speedwell 'Shirley Blue') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover

Cultivation: Plant in loamy, moderately fertile soil, that is moist but well-drained. Prefers full sun or part shade.

Soil type: Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Veronica 'Shirley Blue'

Other names: Speedwell 'Shirley Blue', Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Shirley Blue'

Genus: Veronica Veronica

Variety or Cultivar: 'Shirley Blue' _ 'Shirley Blue' is a low, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial, producing dainty spikes of blue flowers in summer.


Veronica 'Shirley Blue' is: Deciduous

Flower: Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage: Green in Summer

Habit: Mat Forming

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases: Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Cut back faded flowers to encourage compact habit and flowering next year. . REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Veronica 'Shirley Blue' (Speedwell 'Shirley Blue') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Garden edging, Ground Cover

Cultivation: Plant in loamy, moderately fertile soil, that is moist but well-drained. Prefers full sun or part shade.

Soil type: Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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