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Digger's Speedwell   

Parahebe perfoliata

Digger's Speedwell is part of the Parahebe genus. Its scientific name is Parahebe perfoliata. The botanical name epithet for Digger's Speedwell (perfoliata) means 'with the leaf surrounding the stem'.

evergreen shrublet with blue-green perfoliate leaves and small intricate blue-lilac flowers on floppy stems. Good for a sunny rockery.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Rich lilac. Leaves appear approximately as a   Celadon Green colour. A type of flowering ornamental / flower, it mainly grows as an evergreen plant - which means it retains leaves throughout the year. Digger's Speedwell is known for its ground covering habit and growing to a height of approximately 91.44 cm (2.97 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.

Australia is believed to be where Digger's Speedwell originates from.

Digger's Speedwell is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Digger's Speedwell have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Digger's Speedwell

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Digger's Speedwell likes a position of full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Use Zone 7 - Zone 10 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Digger's Speedwell is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Digger's Speedwell to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Digger's Speedwell from seed

Transplanting Digger's Speedwell

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Digger's Speedwell is a hardy plant.

Common Digger's Speedwell problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Digger's Speedwell plants:

Digger's Speedwell Folklore & Trivia

Glaucous leaves highlighted by light lavender-blue flowers.

Other names for Digger's Speedwell

Veronica perfoliata

Digger's Speedwell care instructions

How long does Digger's Speedwell take to grow?

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