United States Edition

Turkish speedwell

Veronica liwanensis

Belonging to the Veronica (Speedwell) genus, Turkish speedwell has a botanical name of Veronica liwanensis.

This sturdy ground cover forms a hard flat mat with waxy, nearly succulent, teardrop-shaped leaves. It is reliably evergreen and takes on purplish tints in hot sun. Cobalt blue flowers cover the leaves from April to June. It grows relatively quickly, but does not take over its neighbors.

Turkish speedwell grows as a semi-evergreen and is a flower. Being a evergreen plant, it will be evergreen in mild areas but otherwise deciduous. Normally growing to a mature height of 3.0 cm (1.17 inches), Turkish speedwell grows with a ground covering habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Turkish speedwell is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

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How to grow Turkish speedwell

  • Partial Sun

  • Low

Thrives in loam, clay or sand. Needs light fertilizing on sandy soils. Needs moderate water when young to little water once established. Grows successfully up to 10,000ft in elevation.

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. The USDA Zones typically associated with Turkish speedwell are Zone 3 and Zone 10. Keep in mind when planting that Turkish speedwell is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will tend to go dormant over the long winter months.

See our list of companion Plants for Turkish speedwell to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Turkish speedwell from seed

Transplanting Turkish speedwell

As Turkish speedwell is very hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Common Turkish speedwell problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Turkish speedwell plants:

Other names for Turkish speedwell

Veronica liwanensis

Turkish speedwell care instructions

How long does Turkish speedwell take to grow?

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