Veronica austriaca ssp. teucrium ‘Kapitan’
The truest blue of all the Veronicas. It is a useful little groundcover, long blooming over spring and summer with countless spikes of blue. Fine stars of flowers, packed into soft, upright spikes, floating as a sea of blue 15cm above the dense mat of foliage. Veronica austriaca ssp. teucrium ‘Kapitan’ makes an excellent edge or groundcover between roses and taller flowers, where it will act as a good weed suppressor. Enjoys sun or partial shade. Well able to cope with heat, wind exposure and can withstand dry spells. It is one tough plant shrugging off frost, heat and a range of conditions. Furthermore it has a low water need once established.
Showy rich, deep-blue blooms shoot up on spires to 45cm in Summer and Autumn. Veronica austriaca ssp. teucrium ‘Kapitan’ loves full sun or part shade.
A plant that is well suited to a range of situations including rockeries, as well as mixed flowering garden beds. Also perfect as an edging plant or between taller shrubs or roses.
The genus name honors Saint Veronica who reportedly gave a handkerchief to Jesus so he could wipe sweat from his face on the way to the Cross. Some plants within the genus even have markings that resemble the markings on the sacred handkerchief.
A tough performer
A reliable beauty that shrugs off frost, and will grow quite happily in dry and arid conditions. Resulting in a great water saving option. Easy to grow, requiring very low care and is fairly pest and disease-free.
Growing: Veronica aur ssp teucrium ‘Kapitan’
– Height with flowers: 60cm approx.
– Width: 45cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
– Soil: It Prefers moist yet well drained soils. However it will tolerate a range of dry and arid conditions.
Reliable and beneficial for wildlife
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Very Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Butterflies and also other beneficial pollinators.
Easy, low maintenance
– Care: An easy care and low maintenance plant that will benefit from a prune when last frost has passed. In addition it will enjoy a fertilise in early spring but isn’t necessary.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Known to be left alone by these nibbling enemies. It is pretty pest free in general.
– Origin: Native from Europe to Turkey and also central and eastern Asia.