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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4in
Max height
2ft
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

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

Deep-blue in Spring; Deep-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Mid-green 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 4in and a spread of 2ft 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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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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

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

Deep-blue in Spring; Deep-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Mid-green 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 4in and a spread of 2ft 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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

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

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