| Veronica prostrata 'Goldwell' PP17430
Common name: Spiked Speedwell.
Zones 5 to 9.
Full sun to part shade.
Plants reach 3 to 6 inches tall and 15 to 18 inches wide.
Growth rate: Moderate, Easy to grow.
This low- spreading speedwell has narrow leafed, chartreuse-yellow and cream variegated foliage. Bright, purple-blue spikes flower starting in early summer and continuing for weeks. Removing faded blooms will encourage more buds to form.
This perennial is tolerant of a wide range of medium wet, well-drained soil types. Amending soils, especially very heavy and light types, with generous amounts of organic matter will result in improved performance, as will as a light mulch and regular water during summer.
Although tolerant of partial shade, it will flower better in full sun. Deadheading will promote additional blooms. Shear back the foliage if it becomes worn-looking after flowering.
Excellent as a ground cover, in mass plantings or along borders, sloping banks and hillsides, in containers, for cut flowers and its salt tolerant. Attracts butterflies and Deer resistant.