Veronica spicata incana description
Dusty-blue flowers on slender spikes in the summer over silver foliage.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the front of a border, or in a container, or alpine bed or rock garden. It is easy provided the soil isn’t too dry, and under certain conditions it can look tatty due to Powdery Mildew – if affected trim hard.
We have plenty more alpine plants for sale – many are easy to grow.
Common name: Woolly Speedwell.
Also known as: Veronica spicata subsp. incana
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a largish space at the front of a plant border.
Can it be used for planting amongst paving?
Yes, it doesn’t mind being trodden on sometimes.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
(Moist, normal, dryish, stony.)
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Trim hard if the leaves get tatty.
Size of plant:
Height 20 cm.
Spread 50 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 4 plants per square metre.
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.