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Veronica repens 'Sunshine' (Golden Creeping Speedwell)

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Veronica repens 'Sunshine' (Golden Creeping Speedwell)

Veronica repens 'Sunshine' (Golden Creeping Speedwell)

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Many perennial gardeners are familiar with spike speedwell, the tall growing Veronicas, but not so familiar with the creeping ground cover Veronicas. There are plenty of gorgeous blue flowered creeping Veronicas like 'Waterperry Blue' and 'Turkish Veronica', but 'Sunshine' stands out for its golden color. Actually, pairing 'Sunshine' with one of the blue flowering Veronicas would make a wonderful combination. Sunshine's white flowers are nearly as eye catching as its foliage.

Veronicas are alpine plants and they don't really like being used as lawn alternatives. But tuck them somewhere where their roots are kept cool, like between pavers or in rock gardens or troughs, and they'll deliver for you. Veronicas are deciduous, meaning they'll drop their leaves in the fall. You'll need to clean out the fallen leaves so the new growth in spring isn't smothered.

  • Height: Low ground level mat.
  • Spread: 6 - 12"
  • USDA Zones: 4 - 8
  • Initial Spacing: 8"
  • Exposure: Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: White
  • Foot Traffic: Suitable for occasional daily foot traffic.
  • Drought Tolerant: No
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Scented: No

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