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Veronia perfoliata

Plant name: Digger's speedwell, Derwentia

Plant type: shrubs / bushes / trees

Origin: NSW, QLD.

Cultural notes: A fast growing shrub that prefers moist, well drained soils in a partly shaded position.

Maintenance Should be pruned after flowering to maintain shape and encourage new growth.

Tolerates Frost tolerant, moderately drought tolerant.

Flowering season: Spring.

Flower colour: Abundant purple flowers in sprays. In a good season the flowers can almost obscure the foliage.

Foliage colour: The leaves are small and dark green. They are oval in shape but can vary in Width: to be quite broad or narrow. Foliage is aromatic.

Width: up to 1.5m

Height: up to 2.5m Plant spacing: 50cm apart

Recommended uses: The most common of the mint bushes. Attractive when in flower. Good along paths where aroma is released when brushed against.