Botanical Name: Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’ (Previously peduncularis)
Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun
Bloom: Blue (February-April)
Veronica ‘Georgia Blue’ is a lovely evergreen trailing perennial that blooms when most other perennials are just waking from dormancy. In early spring, masses of tiny azure blue flowers cover the spreading foliage of Veronica umbrosa ‘Georgia Blue’. Its deep green foliage becomes tinged with purple hues in winter. Nothing says spring like bright yellow daffodils in a sea of ‘Georgia Blue’.
The name ‘Georgia Blue’ comes from its native land, of the former Soviet Republic, Georgia. It prefers sun to light shade and will grow to about 2” to 4” tall, with a 12” spread. Once established, it can withstand our dry summers. No matter where it comes from, ‘Georgia Blue’ is happy here in the north Texas garden.