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Speedwell

Veronica spicata 'Royal Candles' PP18,932

Disease free, dark green, compact foliage stays nice all season with dark violet blue flower spikes.

This is a terrific compact selection of Spike Speedwell. It forms a low bushy mound of dark green leaves, bearing short spikes of bright blue flowers in early summer for several weeks. Versatile in the garden, at home as an edging plant, in the rock garden or in tubs and containers. Shear lightly after blooming to encourage fresh foliage, and possible repeat flowering in the fall. Shows good promise for massing in large landscape situations. USPP#18932: unlicensed propagation prohibited. Registered with COPF.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

12-16 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-8 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.