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Veronica schmidtiana

Veronica schmidtiana

Common name speedwell
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-7)
Flowers violet-blue (May)
Size 6-12"
Light full sun-part shade
Cultural notes doesn't like heat, needs good drainage
From seed germinate at room temperature with exposure to light
detailed seed-starting info below

Rock garden plant. Masses of flowers with darker vein patterns. Supposedly not long-lived in the garden. It's a ground-hugger, with deep burgundy autumn foliage. Ones we had planted in an area that stayed wet in winter didn't return, so drainage appears to be essential.

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 65F with light (80%G, 8-15d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 65F with light (no G, 27d)

Seeds give off yellow dye when first wetted. Apparently short-viable.

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