Neat mats of glossy dark green foliage with 1ft spikes of pale gentian blue and white flowers in May and June.
Appears to be very drought tolerant.
Graham Stuart Thomas recommends planting with Geums for a pleasing effect.
Height and spread: 30cm x 40cm
The genus name Veronica honors Saint Veronica who reportedly gave a handkerchief to Jesus so he could wipe sweat from his face on the way to Calvary, with some genus plants having markings that resemble the markings on the sacred handkerchief.
Common name(s): Gentian Speedwell