Veronica gentianoides ‘Variegata’
Rosettes of broad, glossy dark green leaves are marked with creamy white. Flowering stems rise from the rosettes. These are topped with white cup-shaped flowers tinged with blue in late spring to early summer. Veronica gentianoides ‘Variegata’ Genus name honours 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 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.
A tough performer
This reliable beauty shrugs off frost, and will grow quite happily in dry and arid conditions. Resulting in a great water saving option. Easy to grow, as it requires very low care and is also fairly pest and disease-free.
Growing: Veronica gentianoides ‘Variegata’
– Height with flowers: 45cm approx.
– Width: 45cm approx.
– Position: Prefers full sun but will also grow in partial shade.
– Soil: It prefers moist yet well drained soils. However it a versatile plant and 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. Although it 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, Also it is pretty pest free in general.