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     Veronicas  grow from 2 inches to 18 inches tall.   They

grow in full sun or light shade and in any good garden soil.

The  plant  is  susceptible to drought  and  some  types  of

veronica are serious lawn weeds.                            

     Division  may  be  done in  autumn  or  spring.   Seeds

germinate in 15 to 20 days at 70 degrees.  Softwood cuttings

may be taken in spring.  Seed can be planted outdoors within

2 months of frost.                                          

     Veronica armena                                        

     This  plant grows 2 inches tall and bears  bright  blue

flowers May to July.                                        

     Veronica chamaedrys--Germander Speedwell               

     This  veronica  grows  10 inches tall  and  bears  blue

flowers in May and June.                                    

     Veronica incana--Wooly Speedwell                       

     Wooly  speedwell has silvery foliage and grows best  in

full  sun  and well drained fertile soil.  The  plant  is  6

inches  tall except when spikes of purple flowers are 12  to

18 inches tall.                                             

     Veronica prostrata--Harebell Speedwell                 

     Harebell  speedwell  has evergreen foliage and  can  be

used  in rock gardens.  It is 3 to 4 inches tall  and  bears

dark blue flowers.  The plant is invasive and can be divided


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