Veronica spicata ‘Coerulea’ – ( Spiked Speedwell)

$4.00

A beautiful, showy ,compact, clump forming plant with  deep blue spikes of flowers all summer.

Description

This plant is a beautiful one for use as edging for borders, but also makes a very good container plant. It is a low, compact, clump forming plant which has very showy spikes of 30cm  deep blue flowers which are produced all summer long . It is a good cut flower and is attractive to bees and butterflies. It can be divided in spring or autumn. It is happiest in full sun, but will tolerate part shade.  It is heat and drought tolerant once established.

Sowing advice

Start seed indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost. Keep at 15-21 deg C. Press the seeds into the soil. Do not cover as light is needed for germination. Keep the soil moist until germination begins.

Transplant outdoors after frost danger has passed spacing them 25 cm apart. Veronica seeds can be sown directly outdoors as well. Prepare a seedbed of loosened soil that is weed free. Once frost danger has passed, sow the Veronica seed into the seedbed, pressing the seeds in tightly. Keep moist until germination.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Spiked Speedwell

Family

Scrophulariaceae

Maximum Height

30 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40