© RHS / Joanna Kossak

Introducing...

Veronica

Common name: Gentian speedwell, prostrate speedwell, speedwell, Brooklime

Veronica are a versatile range of summer-flowering perennials. The taller plants make excellent border subjects with other perennials and ornamental grasses, while mat-forming ones are good for border edging, groundcover or a rockery. Native speedwells including V. spicata are useful for wild gardens, meadows and light woodland. And there's one aquatic, native wildflower Veronica beccabunga to grow along a pond margin.

Likes


 

Dislikes



 

Browse Veronica

Perennial Veronica

Aquatic Veronica

Choosing veronicas by height for garden borders

Veronica we recommend

Buy veronicas from RHSPlants.co.uk

Every purchase supports our work as a charity

Useful advice

Bog gardens

Bog gardens

Gravel gardens

Gravel gardens

Perennial borders: choosing plants

Perennial borders: choosing plants

Planting combinations for early summer

Planting combinations for early summer

More inspiration for your garden

Other plants you may like

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.