Speedwell (syn. Veronica 'Royal Candles')

Veronica spicata 'Glory'

Speedwell (syn. Veronica 'Royal Candles') - Veronica spicata  'Glory'

Common Name: Speedwell (syn. Veronica 'Royal Candles')
Genus: Veronica
Species: spicata
Cultivar: 'Glory'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.30 m (30 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.25 m (25 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June to August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Dense slender spires of star-shaped deep blue-purple flowers from June to August above hairy toothed green leaves. This marvellous speedwell is guaranteed to create an impact at the front of a mixed or herbaceous border. To thrive it requires a well-drained soil as plants that become water logged over winter are unlikely to survive.

  • Garden care: Remove faded flower-stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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