Veronica liawanensis

Turkish Speedwell, Turkish Veronica

Veronica liwanensis, Veronica 'Liwanensis'

Evergreen Groundcover, Perennial

"Turkish speedwell is an excellent low water creeping ground cover that performs wonderfully in our climate. Flush with the ground this evergreen creeps in well drained average to enriched soil to several feet wide in several seasons. In April to May carpets of sky blue flowers obscure the entire plant. Very pretty. Roots as it grows, excellent for erosion control on a small scale on steep slopes. Regular summer water speeds growth but once established it takes summer drought very well. Full sun to the very lightest shade. Dies out in compacted soils- make sure to double dig the area around where it is to go to incorporate oxygen in the soil. For tired plantings simple overspread compost on top of it and let it settle between the leaves in early spring. Easy to grow hardy little ground cover. Moderate deer resistance."--Courtesy Xera Plants

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Low, Low Water / No Water, Occasional


Size: 2 - 3 tall x 12 - 18 wide
Shape / Form: Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Flowers, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Season: May, Apr, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Matrix, Attracts Pollinators, Banks and Slopes, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Hell Strip, Massed, Rock Garden
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Low Water / No Water, Reflected Heat
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Pollinators

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest
Position / Role: front of border, ground hugger, continuity creator, matrix / mingler, finishing touches
Plant Behavior: Fast Growing / Vigorous, Running Growth / stoloniferous

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: medium

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