Veronica 'Shirley Blue'

9cm pot £6.99
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Buy Veronica 'Shirley Blue' speedwell: Excellent for attracting butterflies and bees into the garden.

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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.

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Great little plant

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I used this Veronica to fill in under a climbing rose where other plants had failed. It has been perfectly happy there and flowered over a long period. The pretty blue/lilac flowers complimented the pale pink of my Gererous Gardener rose. Very successful.

Chris

south West England

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