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Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (Creeping speedwell 'Georgia Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'

Other names

Creeping speedwell 'Georgia Blue', Creeping veronica 'Georgia Blue', Veronica umbrosa 'Oxford Blue', Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue', Veronica Georgia Blue , Veronica peduncularis 'Oxford Blue'

Genus

Veronica Veronica

Variety or Cultivar

'Georgia Blue' _ 'Georgia Blue' is a vigorous, mat-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with prostrate, branching stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, glossy, purple-flushed, mid-green leaves and, from early spring into summer, erect racemes of saucer-shaped, deep blue flowers with small white eyes.


Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green, Flushed purple in All seasons

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 to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (Creeping speedwell 'Georgia Blue') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'

Other names

Creeping speedwell 'Georgia Blue', Creeping veronica 'Georgia Blue', Veronica umbrosa 'Oxford Blue', Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue', Veronica Georgia Blue , Veronica peduncularis 'Oxford Blue'

Genus

Veronica Veronica

Variety or Cultivar

'Georgia Blue' _ 'Georgia Blue' is a vigorous, mat-forming, rhizomatous, evergreen perennial with prostrate, branching stems bearing ovate to lance-shaped, toothed, glossy, purple-flushed, mid-green leaves and, from early spring into summer, erect racemes of saucer-shaped, deep blue flowers with small white eyes.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Mat Forming


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Spring; Dark-blue in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green, Flushed purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back to the base in autumn.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (Creeping speedwell 'Georgia Blue') will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue' (Creeping speedwell 'Georgia Blue')

Common pest name

Alfalfa dwarf; Anaheim disease; California vine disease; Dwarf disease of alfalfa; Dwarf disease of lucerne; Leaf scald of oleander; Leaf scald of plum; Leaf scorch; Phony disease of peach; Pierce's disease of grapevine; Variegated chlorosis of citrus

Scientific pest name

Xylella fastidiosa subsp. multiplex

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A bacterial disease with a wide host range detected in Corsica. Although EU regulated; there remains some concern about the risk of introduction. This subspecies is known to be able to thrive in cooler climates. Should an outbreak occur; there would be a need for eradication action which would result in environmental and social impacts.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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