2 to 3 in.
20 to 30 in.
known only in cultivation
sun to part shade
USDA zones 3-9
hardy to 8,000 ft.
Crystal River veronica is a vigorous, heat and drought-tolerant groundcover. It is a hybrid of woolly veronica and Turkish veronica and brings to the garden the best of both parents.
This evergreen groundcover is covered by tiny blue flowers in the spring. Its scalloped, deep green leaves make it attractive even when it's not in bloom. Because it's a vigorous grower, it performs well when planted between flagstone steps. It will fill in between the steps and can take some foot traffic.
It is a great choice when a low water groundcover is desired.
Crystal River veronica is one of the best drought-tolerant groundcovers at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It has beautiful green leaves, vigorous growth, and clear blue flowers. We highly recommend it, especially between flagstone steps. Also, it doesn't suffer from winterkill like creeping thyme.
None generally needed. Rake off debris after winter, if needed.