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Veronica allionii
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A mat-forming evergreen perennial, with a woody base, spreading to ascending stems and small, narrowly oval to elliptic green leaves. Spikes of small purple flowers are produced at the tips of the stems in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Purple Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Veronica can be annuals, perennials or sub-shrubs with paired leaves and small flowers usually in terminal or axillary racemes or spikes

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Thrives in well-drained, gritty soil in full sun. Suitable for a rock garden, trough or alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by seed

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to fungal leaf spot, powdery mildews and downy mildews

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