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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
speedwell 'Shirley Blue'
Veronica austriaca 'Shirley Blue' Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium 'Shirley Blue'
Veronica can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs with paired leaves and small flowers usually in terminal or axillary racemes or spikes
'Shirley Blue' is an herbaceous perennial forming a mat to 25cm in height, with oblong, deeply toothed leaves and erect axillary racemes of bright blue flowers
Habit Mat forming
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in loamy, moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by division in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Garden Edging
Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden
Pruning Remove spent flowers to encourage compact habit and good flowering in the folowing year
Pests Generally pest free
May be subject to a downy mildew, powdery mildews and a leaf spot
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speedwell 'Shirley Blue'
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