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Veronica 'Perfectly Picasso' (Spike Speedwell)

Spike Speedwell 'Perfectly Picasso'


Veronica 'Perfectly Picasso' (Spike Speedwell) is a bushy, upright, clump-forming perennial producing elegant spikes of star-shaped, medium pink flowers from mid to late summer. Opening from white buds, the flowers open from the base upward and create an eye-catching bicolor floral display for weeks. They sway above the healthy foliage mound of lance-shaped, medium green leaves. This speedwell features a beautifully rounded habit and is ideal for the middle of the border or for containers where it will create a charming impact.

  • Grows in bushy, upright clumps, up to 22-26 in. tall (55-65 cm) and 22-24 in. wide (55-60 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun, in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Although tolerant of partial shade, it will flower better in full sun.
  • Perfect choice for borders, cottage gardens or containers. Exceptional as cut flowers.
  • Easy to grow, Speedwell requires very low care and is fairly pest and disease-free (some susceptibility to mildew). It is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, but resistant to 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
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" – 24" (50cm – 60cm)
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, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Veronica - Speedwells
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid,Late)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 20" – 24" (50cm – 60cm)
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, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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