Veronica austriaca 'Venice Blue' - Austrian speedwell (photo credit: Growing Colors)

Perennials

Veronica austriaca 'Venice Blue'

Austrian Speedwell

Veronica austriaca 'Venice Blue' produces blooms that look unlike other varieties! Large blue flowers fully cover each stem giving it a look similar to a miniature hollyhock. Low growing foliage is dark green and has toothy edges. Blooms appear in early summer and then again in fall with deadheading. 

Height:

10-12 in

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Spread:

10-12 in

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Hardiness Zone:

4 - 8

Characteristics & Attributes for Veronica austriaca 'Venice Blue'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Attributes
Rock Garden
Container
Cut Flower
Edging
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
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