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Veronica

Common Name(s):

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veh-RON-ih-kah
Description

Veronica has about 250 species that range from low growing to erect with spikey flowers. It prefers regular even moisture in well-drained soils. Cut back to the rosette after bloom as many will rebloom. Many cultivars and hybrids are available. These must be propagated asexually to maintain cultivar characteristics.

Most veronicas provide a strong vertical accent in the garden. The small flowers are borne on upright, slender racemes, flowering from the bottom to the top. Creeping speedwell produces single small light blue flowers in the spring and is a groundcover.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#purple#white#pink#sun#partial shade#summer#blue#spring#perennial#butteflies#weedy#winter annual weed#cpp#deer resistant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#purple#white#pink#sun#partial shade#summer#blue#spring#perennial#butteflies#weedy#winter annual weed#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Veronica
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Russia, Europe
    Wildlife Value:
    Attract bees and butterflies
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Weed
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Horizontal
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Pointed spike with many small flowers in various colors.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-inch narrow lance-shaped leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Small groups
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Weedy