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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 6 - 10 inches
Plant Spread: 36 - 48 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2005 Georgia Gold Medal Winner

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Common names
  • Speedwell
  • Creeping Veronica
Also sold as:
  • Veronica peduncularis 'Oxford Blue'

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Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023-05-08
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023
Location: Northern California, Zone 9b
Date: 2012-03-22
Each spring I look forward to seeing the cheery blue flowers on t

Date: 2006-01-29
Location: My garden in N E Pa. 
Date: 2009-04-12
Location: Elberfeld, Indiana
Date: 2012-03-19
Location: Bea’s garden
Date: 2023
Location: Burleson, Tx.
Date: 2012-02-25 
Growing in full sun in Zone 8
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: Washington 8b
Date: 2019-03-27

photo by: KENPEI
Location: NYBG 
Date: June 14 22
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 4-10-2016
Location: Bea's garden
Date: 2022
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: West border
Date: May 2015
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: Apr 15, 2010 2:45 PM
Location: Lowndesboro AL
Date: 2015-03-21
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 4-10-2016
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 4-10-2016
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 4-10-2016
Location: all photos from my garden
Date: 2013-04-07

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2010-04-05
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-03-28
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-03-28

Date: 2016-08-21
Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: Apr 15, 2010 5:19 PM
Location: my garden, Gent, Belgium
Date: Apr 14, 2010 4:05 PM

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-04-26
Location: Grantville, Georgia
Date: 2013-02-24
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 4-10-2016
Location: My garden, North Central Idaho
Date: 4-10-2016
Location: Maryland
Date: 2015-04-15
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Date: 2014-04-14
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2005-04-11
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2012-01-28

Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2010-04-05
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2010-04-05
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2010-04-05
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2010-04-05
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Comments:
  • Posted by Catmint20906 (PNW WA half hour south of Olympia - Zone 8a) on Aug 27, 2014 5:15 PM concerning plant:
    Speedwell (Veronica peduncularis) 'Georgia Blue' is a lovely, spreading Veronica that features bright blue blossoms in early to mid spring. Works nicely as a ground cover. It likes full sun, and given its early bloom time, will grow well in areas that may become shaded later in the summer. The leaves turn a bronze color in the fall, making this a multiseason ornamental groundcover.
  • Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 27, 2014 6:45 PM concerning plant:
    I have grown this Veronica in both zone 5 and zone 6. When I grew it in zone 5 it was in full sun. It grew nicely and filled in the area where I started it. It was reliable for two more seasons and then it did not return after winter, despite an unremarkable winter.

    I tried again last year in my zone 6 location. This time I planted it in an eastern location where it got at least 6 hours of sun. This time it struggled to survive. There were still some small pieces left at the end of fall. Somehow, an even tinier bit managed to survive the harsh winter. I moved it to full sun this summer. Unfortunately, it is still struggling, but it is in better condition than it was this time last year.
  • Posted by Sheila_FW (Fort Worth TX - Zone 8a) on Dec 1, 2011 1:19 AM concerning plant:
    This is one of the first blooms of the spring. It is evergreen and ready as soon as the temps warm up. It spreads, but not too agressively.
  • Posted by StephGTx (Texas - Zone 8a) on Feb 20, 2012 7:29 PM concerning plant:
    I am lovin' this plant thanks to Sheila_FW. She was generous and shared a piece of hers with me. I planted this in my h*** strip (area between the sidewalk and the street). This plant has received NO care other than what mother nature provided. It has absolutely thrived and covers itself in beautiful blue blooms! This is certainly a winner in my book. I will get some pics to post here soon.
  • Posted by LlamaLlori (San Luis Obispo, California - Zone 7a) on May 30, 2015 9:40 PM concerning plant:
    This plant has been horribly invasive for me. I might as well have planted Bermuda grass. :)
    Try 'Waterperry' instead of 'Georgia Blue' in cool central California. Waterperry is not a strong (Lobelia-like) Blue, but 'Waterperry' IS well behaved. Who wants a garden thug like 'Georgia Blue' if she runs amuck! I don't know whether I'll ever be rid of her.
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