Veronica 'Giles van Hees'
Common Name: speedwell
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Plantaginaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Reddish-pink
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer


Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom. Plants can be cut/sheared back after bloom to tidy ground cover appearance and to possibly stimulate a sparse fall bloom.

Noteworthy Characteristics

'Giles Van Hees' is a low-growing veronica which typically grows to only 6" tall. Slowly spreading plants with small, lance-shaped, medium green leaves are topped in summer by dense, vertical terminal spikes of tiny reddish-pink flowers.


No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot may occur in wet, poorly drained soils, particularly in winter.

Garden Uses

Rock gardens and border fronts. Attractive small area ground cover.