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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Veronica 'Shirley Blue'

Other names

Speedwell 'Shirley Blue', Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Shirley Blue', Veronica austriaca 'Shirley Blue'

Genus

Veronica Veronica

Variety or Cultivar

'Shirley Blue' _ 'Shirley Blue' is a low, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial, with oblong, toothed, dark green leaves and erect racemes of bright blue flowers in summer.


Veronica 'Shirley Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

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.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Veronica 'Shirley Blue' (Speedwell 'Shirley Blue') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile loam in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Veronica 'Shirley Blue'

Other names

Speedwell 'Shirley Blue', Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Shirley Blue', Veronica austriaca 'Shirley Blue'

Genus

Veronica Veronica

Variety or Cultivar

'Shirley Blue' _ 'Shirley Blue' is a low, mat-forming, herbaceous perennial, with oblong, toothed, dark green leaves and erect racemes of bright blue flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Veronica 'Shirley Blue' (Speedwell 'Shirley Blue') will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained, moderately fertile loam in sun or part shade.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but 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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