Veronica persica – Common Field-speedwell

One of several species of low, sprawling speedwells that bare solitary flowers arising from the leaf axils. Common Field-speedwell can be distinguished from the others by its large sky blue flowers with dark veins and the angle of the notch between the two halves of its fruit. In Grey and Green Field-speedwell the angle is about 45° but in this species, it is more like 90° (see photo on the right). Common Field-speedwell can be found in flower every month of the year but is at its peak between June to September.

Type Seeds per gram Origin Ordering
Grassland Perennial 1000 Somerset Currently unavailable


Habitat Information

Common field-speedwell is probably native to the mountains of the Caucasus & Northern Iran and was first recorded in the wild in 1826. It is one of very few neophytes we sell because, although comparatively new to Britain, it has rapidly become establish across the country without having a noticeably detrimental effect upon other species. It is an annual found on disturbed fertile soils such as arable fields, waste land and garden beds.

Growing Information

Easy to grow from seed sown at any time of the year.



Species currently unavailable or of restricted availability

Sorry, this species is currently unavailable to order as a single item as we have no stock. For more information please see availability note above.


£/1kg -
£/100g £46.00
£/10g £4.50
£/1g £2.50


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