Bright fuchsia-red spikes above compact mound of dark green foliage.
Spike Speedwell is the most popular of the various Veronicas available. This compact selection forms a bushy clump of dark-green leaves, bearing spikes of deep-pink flowers through the summer months. Removing faded spikes will keep plants in flower for much longer. Excellent for cutting. Clumps may be pruned hard if they get floppy. Easily divided in fall or early spring. Powdery mildew is sometimes a problem, but growing plants in a moist site will help to prevent this disease. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.
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.