About this cultivar:
Veronica gentianoides 'Tissington White' was introduced from Derbyshire in 1991. This form has large mid green leaves and the individual florets nearly twice the size of any other variety. It is very pale blue- almost white - with dark blue anthers and blue veining to the petals.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: June, July, August
- Other features: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (RHS AGM), Grows well in Ballyrobert, Great Ground Cover
- Hardiness: Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Mat forming
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 30 - 45 cm (1 - 1.5 ft)
- Spread: 30 - 45 cm (1 - 1.5 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Green, white
- Goes well with: --
About this genus:
Veronica (ver-on-ik-a) is the largest genus in the plantain family (Plantaginaceae), with about 500 species. Common names include speedwell, bird's eye, and gypsyweed.
The species are herbaceous annuals or perennials, and also shrubs or small trees if Hebe is included. Most of the species are from the temperate Northern Hemisphere, though with some species from the Southern Hemisphere; Hebe is mostly from New Zealand.
According to legend, Saint Veronica used her handkerchief to soothe Christ’s brow, and forever after, it bore markings that are supposedly replicated in these long blooming Speedwell flowers. Flourishing in sunny, well drained sites, our Veronica selections are actually quite undemanding - having also done well in part-shade and heavy wet clay soils. They'll deliver dazzling colour to the summer border.