General Information: Germander Speedwell is a perennial weed but is
normally less of a problem on lawns than Slender Speedwell. They spread by both underground and
over ground runners. It is also known as Bird's-eye Speedwell.
Leaf: The leaves are kidney shaped and have prominent veins with heavily
Flower: The flowers can be seen between April and June. They are blue/purple
coloured and have four petals with a white center.
Preferred Habitat: Germander Speedwell can survive in all soil types but it
favours moist, damp soils conditions.
Control: Hand weeding may be possible if there are a few plants in the lawn.
When mowing the lawn collect all of the clippings as this weed can re-establish its self
vegetatively. Regular raking will also help to weaken Germander Speedwell, again making sure you
collect all of the debris..
Once Germander Speedwell has become a widespread a chemical weed killer will be needed for
effective control. As we mentioned earlier speedwell is a difficult weed to control. Choose a
selective weed killer from the list below, however further applications will be needed for the
control of this weed.
For amateur gardeners consider enlisting the services of a professional lawn care specialist who
will have access to professional chemicals. These chemicals will be far more effective than those
available from a garden center. Our weed control section has advice
and tips on the application of selective weed killers.
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Recommended selective weed killers for amateur gardeners for the control of Germander
Speedwell in lawns and turf.
- Westland Resolva lawn weed killer (MCPA, mecoprop-p & dicamba).
Recommended selective weed killers for lawn and turf care professionals for the control
of Germander Speedwell in lawns and turf.
- Scotts Intrepid 2 (dicamba, dichlorprop-p & MCPA).
- Barclay Holster (fluroxypyr, 2,4-D and dicamba).
- Headland Cabadex (florasulam & fluroxypyr).
- Mascot Crossbar (fluroxypyr, 2,4-D & dicamba).
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