There is the pink and then the blue...
Veronica x cantiana 'Kentish Blue’ is an evergreen perennial and an excellent ground cover which is suitable for every area of the garden, except (obviously, perhaps?!) the water garden.
The plant quickly forms a uniform mat of small round dark green leaves and produces a sparse flowering of light blue spikes.
In the garden, we avoid planting it with other herbaceous varieties. It's a perennial ground cover that just keeps on growing, so we know in advance who would win any competition for space!
We like to plant it en masse (three plants per metre) to cover a bank or to fill the space beneath trees, or to line a path. It requires little maintenance beyond a trim with shears (or a strimmer) to remove the dried floral stems. Height: 5 to – 10 cm.
Grow in the sun or light shade in ordinary soil. Can withstand temporary drought. Hardy.
- 12 cm pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: less than 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 60 cm
- Flower colour: blue
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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