Veronica 'Georgia Blue' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}

Want an early bloomer? 'Georgia Blue' is a rare, new semi-prostrate Veronica, and one of the few perennial cultivars that finds its peak in early spring. In February through April (when most gardens are still bare or only show slight signs of green) it blooms with abundant, profuse, brilliant violet-blue flowers dotted by elegant pearly-white centers that are a significant attraction to butterflies.

Another delightful feature, its foliage, is reddish-green in the spring, fading to light green. In autumn and winter, the foliage turns from a bronze to ruddy purple.

While evergreen to semi-evergreen Georgia Blue only grows 4-6 inches high, and can quickly creep and spread 2 or more feet, creating a shaggy, carpet-like covering. It is neither invasive nor aggressive, though it does grow vigorously, spreading by creeping rootstocks.

Adaptable to a variety of soils easy-to-grow, drought and heat tolerant, Georgia Blue is extremely hardy and will perform at her best in moist, slightly to moderately acidic soil with excellent drainage.

Georgia Blue will softly wind about ferns and small perennials as well as cascade over rocks or spill out of containers, where she offers the visual appeal of a gently flowing woodland stream. Many gardeners enjoy her as a colorful alternative to grass.

Of course her greatest charm is the early flowers she offers winter-weary gardeners in springtime.

Interesting Fact
Georgia Blue was discovered in the former Soviet republic of Georgia in 1979.

Gardener Tip
Consider Georgia Blue as an underplanting for spring bulbs like daffodil and tulips who will easily protrude above her low foliage, resulting in two tiers of spring color.

This ground cover is a wonderful option for colder regions where it is difficult to find early-flowering plants, as it will survive temperatures below -20F.
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The first time I planted these I put them between a rock and a hard place, literally. They were used to fill the area between a rock wall & the road. It's a sandy area naturally, but gets even more sand each winter when they treat the roads. I planted them... Read full review >
The plants are great
06/23/2014 By Eleanor Fleming
Product reviewed: Veronica 'Georgia Blue' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Both orders, please can you send me a catalogue so I can see what all you do have.
When I received my Veronica, I thought it looked limp and didn't expect much. It didn't take long for it to fill in, and now it's one of my very favorite ground covers. I just LOVE it and highly recommend it.
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Simply shear Georgia Blue back when it reaches the limits of its growing area for easy containment.

Deadheading, though not required, will certainly prolong its blooming season.
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Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
(AKA V. umbrosa, 'Oxford Blue', 'Cambridge Blue', Speedwell 'Georgia Blue')
Pronunciation: ver-ON-ih-kah ped-unk-yew-LAR-iss

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