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Groundcover ID

Posted by Sweatfairy (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 23:01

Hi,

Can someone tell me what this groundcover may be? I have 3 massive retaining walls where I'd like to plant groundcover so I can get rid of the mulch. Any insight would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance :)


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RE: Groundcover ID

Is the flower from that plant? If not, it might be pachysandra.


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RE: Groundcover ID

Actually I'm not sure about the flower. I don't remember there being too many flowers, I'll have to go back and take a look. However, I have pachysandra and it looks nothing like this, are there different kinds?


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RE: Groundcover ID

I don't know what that is, but it's definitely not pachysandra.


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RE: Groundcover ID

Here is different picture if that helps...


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RE: Groundcover ID

Looks like some speed well, Veronica. The flower would fit as well. Hope someone can ID the species


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RE: Groundcover ID

Good call on the flowers, linaria. They are plainly Speedwell of some sort.

I believe mine are Persian speedwell (Veronica persica), Thymeleaf speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia), and a third which I never identified. The leaf shape in the photos is totally wrong for Thymeleaf speedwell.

The leaves are the wrong color for any of the Speedwells I have here: I've never seen yellow or red shades, only green. (But then, I eradicated them years ago from the sunny bed where I first saw Persian speedwell growing, and now rarely see them except in shady areas. I suppose that might make a difference in color.)


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RE: Groundcover ID

Thanks so much for trying to help, any chance it's Veronica Filiformis? Some pictures look like it is and some don't :(


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RE: Groundcover ID

I dug through my pics again,
I had something like your plant in an perennial planting around here, zone 7. Pic is from November, so the red is stronger than in summer.

I am pretty sure that folks here IDed it for me as Veronica petraea,

which seems to be an almost evergreen perennial, so in hard winters it dies off (and regrows sometimes)


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It isn't V filiformis. That's a common weed and not a sub shrub.


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