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Speedwell ‘Sunny Border Blue’ | Plant Profile

Speedwell ‘Sunny Border Blue’ (Veronica) are shrubby perennials with dark green leaves and large flower spikes. The dark green leaves are wrinkled and ornamental without flowers. Large spikes that are covered in tiny violet-blue flowers rise well above the foliage and create a unique and highly ornamental feature.

‘Sunny Border Blue’ prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in full sun.

‘Sunny Border Blue’ are versatile and showy perennials that have a wide variety of landscape applications. The long-lived blooms last from May to October. The large dark blue flower spikes create beautiful contrast when located in rock gardens or along pathways. They can be used in edging for structures or borders. ‘Sunny Border Blue’ is often planted in containers and displayed on front or back porches.


Speedwell 'Sunny Border Blue' Characteristics

'Sunny Border Blue' are easy to grow perennials that are suited to sunny areas near housing and other landscaping. Full sun is ideal, but light shade can be tolerated. The soils drainage should be efficient to prevent root rot, which can easily occur. Removing spend flower spikes encourages additional blooming in the same season. After the growing season, cut the entire plant to the basal growth to make way for new foliage in the spring.

Aside from root rot, there are few serious disease or insect issues that threaten the health of 'Sunny Border Blue'

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 9
1.50 - 2.00'
1.00 - 1.50'
Bloom Time
May - October
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?