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Cobalt blue flowers on a matt-forming groundcover

Veronica Tidal Pool

Cobalt blue flowers with a perky white center make for quite a show in early summer.

The medium to dark blue-violet flowers blanket the plant in late spring, with sporadic repeat bloom afterward well into autumn. The attractive, fine-textured foliage is evergreen, providing an excellent backdrop to its spring flowers and as a complement to bulbs and other perennials. The small oak-like leaves are medium green with a faint silvery-blue cast from its slight pubescence. This selection is in active growth much of the growing season, giving it a "fresh" appearance for much of the year. The spent inflorescences are quickly covered by new growth.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Tidal Pool speedwell
  • Botanical Name

    Veronica 'Tidal Pool' PP 23341
  • Type

  • Origin

    Selected in 2008 from a cross made in 2007 at Chicago Botanic Garden by Dr. Jim Ault. The parents of this hybrid speedwell are Veronica armena and Veronica pectinata 'Rosea', both reliable

  • Bloom Time

    Early summer
  • Bloom Color

    Deep blue

Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

    Early summer
  • Size

    3-4" tall by up to 30" wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun to partial shade
  • Soil

    Adaptable to many garden soils.
  • Moisture

    Medium to dry soils.
  • Disease & Pests

    Deer and rabbit resistant
  • Landscape Use

    Borders, groundcover, haning over stone walls, rock garden, slopes
  • Propagation

    Softwood Cuttings
  • Propagation Notes

    Easy to root from shoot tip cuttings taken from in-ground grown plants any time the plant is in growth from spring to autumn. Cuttings can also be taken from potted stock plants any time of the year. In-ground grown plants can also be lifted and divided into smaller clumps of rooted-in shoots in either spring or autumn.

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