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Veronica austriaca

Veronica austriaca
Hungarian speedwell
Common name Hungarian speedwell
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue-purple
Size 1 ft
Light sun

Makes a nice mound of glossy foliage, covered with blue flowers in late spring. After that, it tends to get a bit sprawly (you can see it's already starting to do that in the photo at right), so we give it a good haircut, and it's good for the rest of the season. Last year, as an experiment, I gave the plant the haircut before it bloomed, hoping for flowers on a more compact plant - but I lost the blooms altogether.

Veronica austriaca
This year, again it splayed open after blooming
Hungarian speedwell
So I gave it a mid-June haircut

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for var. teucrium from HPS/MAG '10/'11 exchange. Baggy 70F with light (1G from chaffy mix, 16d)

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