Veronica decorosa – Speedwell

Veronica decorosa now known as Derwentia decorosa Veronica decorosa is now known as Derwentia decorosa

A small shrub that can be short lived, with attractive numerous white and pink flowers in winter and spring. Likes acid to neutral well drained soils, in a sunny position. Prune back after flowering to encourage a more compact habit. This plant is now known as Derwentia decorosa, and is native to South Australia.

Family:Plantaginaceae
Scientific Name:Veronica decorosa
Common Name:Speedwell
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Needs regular watering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Border plant

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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