Plant Number: 1.540.850   

Creeping Speedwell
Veronica ‘Tidal Pool’


A new hybrid creeping Speedwell from the Chicago Botanic Garden. This plant has inherited the best traits of both its parents ( V. armena and V. pectinata ‘Rosea’). Dense and fast spreading with silvery blue-green leaves. Masses of white eyed, medium to deep blue-violet flowers cover the plants in late April to mid-May. Attractive groundcover all year, handling cold, heat, humidity, rain, and drought equally well. Evergreen. Well suited to the rock garden, or for edging along borders or pathways. Also ideal for planting between flagstones. Clumps may be easily divided in early spring or fall. Evergreen. Developed by Dr. Jim Ault at Chicago Botanic Garden for Chicagoland Grows®. USPP#23341: unlicenced propagation prohibited.

Zone 4 to Zone 9

Conditions     Appearance    
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun

Soil Type

Soil pH

Soil Moisture

Care Level

Foot Traffic

Rate of Spread
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue

Blooming Time
  Mid Spring

Foliage Color
  Deep Green
  Grey Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover

Flower Head Size
  Very Small

   5-8 cm
   2-3 inches

   55-75 cm
   21-29 inches