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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Georgia Blue
07/07/2015 By Tricia Higgins
Product reviewed: Veronica 'Georgia Blue' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Very disappointed in the quality of these plants. They are extremely fragile. Several of the pots (of the 48 ordered) had only one stem in each pot. The plants in the rest of my order (Asiatic Jasmine and Fig Ivy) were great - very healthy plants. The whole... Read full review >
Georgia Blue
06/02/2015 By Bill Walsh
Product reviewed: Veronica 'Georgia Blue' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
Our plants came quickly and in great shape in May 2015. They are all planted and are thriving. A landscaper recommended this plant but we couldn't find it at any of our local nurseries. We would definitely order from Classy Groundcovers again. Can't wait... Read full review >
This site is so easy to maneuver and very helpful in selecting which groundcover to purchase. I received a quick notice on delivery and it arrived on time as noted and in fantastic condition. We ended up needing more of the plants so will be ordering more as... Read full review >
All 75 Veronica George Blue were in good condition even though the delivery guy turned them upside down (which he did). I do not think that this is a good general practice and hope that he and other delivery people do not repeat this.
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04/14/2015 By Jean Cast;le
Product reviewed: Veronica 'Georgia Blue' {24 Pots - 3 1/2 in.}
The plants arrive less than 48 hours after shipping and were lovely large plants in excellent condition. I really like the big 4" pots and the fact that I could allow them to adapt for a couple of days before planting them.
No unusual shipping concerns for this plant.
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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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$109.68 for 1 pack of 24 plants ($4.57 per plant)
10-41 packs: $95.28 per pack ($3.97 per plant)
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Temporarily out of stock. Expected 09/20/2015.