Borders get a bird's eye blue.
LAST time in my A-Z of plants we looked at Ulex europaeus. Today it is V for...
Veronica, also called bird's eye, gypysweed or speedwell, is easy to grow and will brighten any garden.
A beautiful semi-evergreen perennial, it produces masses of strong blue flowers that rise up like candles out of mid-green foliage throughout summer.
There is also a bushy ground cover variety (prostrate speedwell) that features dense clusters of flowers and grows to about 25cm tall.
It is an ideal plant to use in mixed containers as well as small borders.
Plant it with dark foliage varieties to really show of its attractive flowers.