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Questions About Speedwell Plants

Asked by
sharon burn on
July 29, 2011

Q. preparing your plants for winter

I live in Alberta. I have no green fingers. However, they are doing well. Could you let me know how to tend for my flowers in the winter?
They are: Red fox Speedwell,  Labrador Violet,  Hemerocallis, Dogwood Silver,  Spirea,  Thrift,  Pearl Wort, Daylilly,  Monarda,  Sweet Woodruff,  Snow in Summer,  Blanket Flower,  Heather Allegro, and also Baby’s Breath.

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Asked by
clanc113 on
November 16, 2013
Omaha, NE 68144

Q. do you cut royal candles down for winter in NE?

Just need a reminder about these plants/flowers…

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
November 16, 2013
A.

We always cut veronica back to 2-3'' after frost had taken it down. We mulch with pine needles or oak leaves...something that will not pack and smother the plant. This article might help too: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/speedwell/speedwell-in-the-garden.htm

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Asked by
dody on
May 18, 2016
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Q. weed

It’s some kind of speedwell I think. Prostrate plant with tiny leaves and tinier white flowers. What I read is all about lawns but this is not in a lawn – it is in walkways and about to invade shrub bed with azaleas. I am afraid to use 24d because of the azaleas. Can I kill them with a torch?

Answered by
roseman on
May 19, 2016
A.

You may need to do the torch treatment more than once but yes you can use a garden type torch to get after them, especially in the walkways. What I do is to go over them quickly with the torch one day, then the next day hit them with the torch again for a longer time so as to burn out the now scorched and drying foliage. Keep a safe distance from all preferred growth/plants and keep a close eye on where the flame is directed. If distracted, shut the flame off so as not to accidentally wave it in a wrong direction. Also, do not use the torch on walkways that are made up of plastic covered decorative pavers.

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Asked by
moiramount on
June 7, 2016
NG17 2AR

Q. Weeds or seeds

Can you please tell me what this is I have growing in two of my tubs? I have not planted them up yet, so this has grown from last year. Is it a weed? The leaves feel rubbery and it’s very compacted to the soil.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 9, 2016
Certified Expert
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It appears very much like Slender Speedwell.

http://www.lawnweeds.co.uk/slender-speedwell.html

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Asked by
klozewski on
July 19, 2016
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Q. cutting back veronica mix

I was given a speedwell-veronica mix, which I just transplanted. Can I cut back the plant around 6 inches now? Or do I wait till fall and, if I do cut it back, will it rebloom or is it done for the season?

thank

kathy drzonsc

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 21, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Prune it back in fall or early spring.
Veronica blooms all summer but will not rebloom.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/speedwell/speedwell-in-the-garden.htm

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Asked by
Seabird500 on
April 14, 2017
Louisville ky

Q. Invasive flower in garden

I have speedwell in my garden that was planted by the previous owners. It is well established. It is overtaking the whole yard and popping up even in the lawn! How can I get rid of the flower without killing my good plants and be “green ” at the same time? Thank you Patti in Kentucky

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 15, 2017
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