Growing Speedwell Garden Plants
Speedwell garden plants are herbaceous perennial plants commonly called Veronicas. These garden plants are typically hardy, easy-to-grow and easy to recognise because of their tall flower spikes. Speedwell garden plants thrives in conditions as wide ranging as full sun to partial shade and in loamy, sandy or clay dense soils. However, it does prefer a sunny location with well draining soil. The soil pH can be as liberal as neutral, alkaline or acidic, with moisture content from average to quite moist. The hardy medium sized speedwell, with striking 1 to 3 foot flower spikes, flourishes in USDA hardiness zones 3-8. As previously mentioned, the speedwell plant is tolerant of a variety of conditions but prefers full sun and well drained soil. Speedwell can be sown from seed; however, it is more commonly purchased from a nursery so planting speedwell in the garden can take place right away in spring.
To care these garden plants is relatively low maintenance. In order to facilitate maximum blooming, it is advisable to remove the faded spikes from Veronica speedwell and periodically divide the plant every few years in the early spring or fall. The tallest speedwell specimens generally require staking, and in late autumn after the first frost, cut stems back to an inch or so above ground level.