Why Is My Veronica Speedwell Dying?

Why is my Veronica dying?

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Roots can't receive oxygen and the plant dies. This problem is easily solved by planting speedwell in loose, well-draining soils and avoiding overwatering. Powdery mildew might infect speedwell in late summer in hot, dry weather.

Does speedwell need sun or shade?

Veronica speedwell 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.

What soil does Veronica like?

Veronica are best planted in a moist but well-drained, loam-based soil within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Veronica are well suited to flower beds and borders within cottage and informal garden settings or can be used as garden edging.

Should you deadhead speedwell?

Deadhead Or Prune Speedwell

Deadhead speedwell throughout the growing season by pinching or clipping off old, wilted blooms down to the next flower bud or leaf. Cut tall varieties of speedwell back to about 6 inches in height if the plants look tired and leggy in midsummer.

How do you prune Veronica speedwell?

Cut the perennial Veronica that grows low to the ground in mounds. After the flower blooms a second time, cut it back to the foliage growing near the ground. Shear low-growing types back to foliage growing on soil after the second flush of bloom.

Are Veronica perennial plants?

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Speedwell are carefree and easy to grow perennials that prefer well-drained soil with full to part sun, Butterflies and hummingbirds will make frequent appearances.

When should I plant Veronica?

Purchase Veronica plants from a local garden center or receive divisions from a friend's garden. Plant from spring to early fall in a full or part sun location on well-drained soil. Plants will be smaller and less floriferous when grown in part sun. Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart, depending on the size of the variety.

Are speedwell flowers edible?

American Speedwell is a perennial plant native to most of North America, save a few of the south eastern states. This lovely groundcover has tiny periwinkle colored flowers and edible greens.

Is Speedwell drought resistant?

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Veronica plants are deer resistant, drought tolerant and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The low-growing groundcover varieties are great when planted between pavers and flagstone paths. To choose the best plants for your garden, use our filters at left.

How do you grow Veronica longifolia?

Remove spent flowers to promote additional blooms. Midsummer shearing after the first flowering encourages healthy new basal foliage as well as late summer flowering. May require staking, specifically if your Veronica is grown in less than full sun conditions or if the soil is overly moist or fertile.

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