Veronica austriaca Venice Blue


Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.

Early blooming, the countless shorter spires with larger rich violet-blue blossoms sparkle against the toothed, glossy bright-green textured foliage. Like Venice, breathtaking and unforgettable!

Commonly called Sawtoothed Veronica, Venice Blue with its compact, mounding habit is carefree and tidy. May have a late summer to fall rebloom if plants are trimmed back after first flowering in Spring.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 10-12"
Spacing: Plant 12-14" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Blue
Accent: Purple
Patent: PP27,555
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • OK in Containers
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Veronica General Information

Veronica provide some of the clearest true blues available in perennials, along with rich purples, pinks, and whites. Neat tidy plants have glossy foliage and will fill in without overpowering. Long-lasting color.

Veronica Plant Care

Prefers evenly moist soil with good winter drainage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring or fall. To keep tidy plants, shear back by 1/2 after flowering. If not cut back in summer, prune down to basal growth in late autumn.