Growing & Maintenance:

Veronica grows best in well-drained soils. Loosen soil and incorporate an organic soil conditioner according to directions. Use one plant per square foot of area to cover. Dig hole twice the width of container and a depth slightly less than the height of soil in container. Allow top surface of the container soil to rest slightly higher than the prepared soil. Drought tolerant once established.

Whitley's Speedwell

Veronica whitleyi

Plant Type: Ground Covers
Forms a mat of feathery olive-green leaves, bearing tiny sapphire-blue flowers in late spring. Problem areas are problems no more, as this evergreen perennial clings to the soil to prevent erosion on dry slopes and banks. A versatile selection also well suited to the rock garden or for edging in the sunny border.

Height: 3-6 In
Spread: 12-24 In
Spacing: 12 In
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Veronica whitleyi

Sunlight Requirements

Full Sun (6 or more hours direct sunlight)

Season of Interest (Flowering)


Season of Interest (Foliage)



Drought Tolerant

Foliage Color


Landscape Function

Rock Garden
Ground Cover
Border or Bed

Soil Preferences

Average Water