Veronica 'Shirley Blue'
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Erect spires of vivid blue, saucer shaped flowers from May to July above low tufts of deeply toothed, greyish-green leaves. This mat forming speedwell makes an attractive and long flowering edge for a sunny, well-drained herbaceous or mixed border. The vivid blue flowers are excellent for attracting butterflies and bees into the garden.
- Garden care: Remove faded flower-stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.