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Speedwell

Veronica longifolia 'First Glory' PP23,294

Compact foliage with bottle brush-like flower spikes.

A compact Speedwell selection, ideal for near the border edge, in containers and the rock garden. This forms a low mound of attractive deep green foliage, bearing numerous spikes of dark royal blue flowers starting in early summer and continuing for weeks. Prune off spent blooms to encourage more buds to form. Easy and colourful. Attractive to butterflies. 

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

18-22 In

Hardiness Zone:

4-8 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun,Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

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

Transplanting Instructions:

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.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Easy to grow in rich, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.