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Veronica 'Blue Bomb' (Speedwell)

Speedwell 'Blue Bomb'


Veronica 'Blue Bomb' (Speedwell) is a compact, clump-forming perennial boasting uniquely branched flower plumes which are reminiscent of astilbe flowers. Blooming from early to late summer, the tightly bunched, bright blue flower spikes are comprised of hundreds of individual flowers. Since the blossoms gradually open from the base of the spikes to the top, the display is exceptionally long-lasting. They float above a bushy foliage mound of dark green leaves. Can be used in mass plantings, mixed borders or in containers. Perfect for small gardens.

  • Grows in bushy, upright clumps, up to 12-15 in. tall (30-37 cm) and 18-24 in, wide (45-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun or part shade, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect choice for borders, cottage gardens or containers. The unique flower plumes can be used as cut flowers.
  • Veronica are susceptible to aphids, whiteflies, Botrytis and powdery mildew.
  • Attractive to butterflies, but resistant to rabbit and deer.
  • Remove spent flowers to promote additional blooms. Shear back the foliage if it becomes worn-looking after flowering.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 12" – 15" (30cm – 37cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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