Compact foliage with bottle brush-like flower spikes.
A hybrid Speedwell from the Netherlands that shows great promise. This forms a bushy, upright clump of shiny dark-green leaves, bearing upright wands of deep magenta-purple flowers for weeks on end, beginning in midsummer. Removing faded spikes will encourage more buds to form. Stems are excellent for cutting. More compact than other V. longifolia selections, this should not usually need to be staked. Likely hardy to Zone 3 or colder. USPP#14888, CPBR#2404: unlicensed propagation prohibited.
Blooms summer to fall
4-8 Find your zone
Full Sun,Partial Shade
Grow on at 65-72° F in high light levels. Water thoroughly then allow plants to dry slightly in between. Once actively growing feed at 75-100 ppm N with each watering. Plants will generally finish in 6-8 weeks based on growing conditions. Deadhead for continuous bloom.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low
Plant in well draining professional potting soil keeping crown of plant at same level it was in the plug. Once potted, water immediately and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.
Easy to grow in rich, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.