Veronica peduncularis ‘Georgia Blue’

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  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

  • © Richie Steffen / Great Plant Picks

Outstanding Qualities

Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue' is not from the state but the country, from the Caucasus. This cold and tough terrain produces low growing and durable plants for our gardens. This vigorous groundcover is smothered in blue flowers from April trough early June and sporadically all summer. But even when it is not flowering the evergreen, bronze foliage looks great all year. Effective in tough sunny locations and beautiful planted in great swaths for a low maintenance cover that will suppress weeds once established.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: spreading perennial

Foliage Type: evergreen

Plant Height: 0 ft. 6 in. (0.15 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 4 ft. 0 in. (1.22 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9

Flower Color: blue

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: drought tolerant once established, but appreciates occasional water during very long dry spells

Seasonal Interest: spring flowers

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: yellow, orange, silver

Great Color Partners: cream, purple, pink

Culture Notes
This small groundcover prefers full sun to light or open shade. Provide a location with well-drained soil, although it will tolerate sand and clay if the drainage is adequate. It is drought tolerant once established, but appreciates occasional watering during dry weather, especially in sandy soils. A light shearing after flowering will help keep it compact, but is not necessary..