Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'

Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’

Speedwell

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Flowers

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Veronica umbrosa 'Georgia Blue'
  • Common name: Speedwell
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen

All veronicas, or speedwells, are undemanding perennials which love sunshine and well-drained, moist soil. 

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Introduced from Georgia by Roy Lancaster, Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ forms a low cushion of bronze-tinted green foliage, from which masses of intense blue flowers appear from late spring to autumn. It’s ideal for edging paths or borders, and makes a fine specimen for a rockery. The RHS has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

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Grow Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back growth at the end of the season and divide congested clumps in spring or autumn. 

How to grow Veronica 'Georgia Blue'

  • Plant size

    10cm height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Veronica 'Georgia Blue' and wildlife

Veronica 'Georgia Blue' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Veronica 'Georgia Blue' poisonous?

Veronica 'Georgia Blue' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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