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Veronica - Speedwells

Veronica (Speedwell) is a low-care and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of tiny flowers in shades of purple, blue, pink, or white from spring to fall. Superb in bouquets, they also look lovely in the perennial border. Speedwells come in a rich variety of sizes, from low-spreading speedwells such as Veronica prostrata which grows to 10 inches tall to upright Veronica spicata whose brightly colored flower spikes reach 3 ft. in height. Speedwells thrive in full sun and moist, well-drained soil and are butterfly friendly.
 

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Veronica 'Aspire' (Spike Speedwell)

Incredibly compact, Veronica 'Aspire' (Spike Speedwell) is a bushy, upright, clump-forming perennial producing dense, slender spikes of star-shaped, rich deep rose flowers throughout the summer. Attractive to butterflies, the flowers open from the base upward and create a vibrant floral display for weeks. They sway above the bushy foliage mound of lance-shaped, deep green leaves. Its compact habit makes it ideal for the front of the border, as an edging, in containers or rock gardens where it will create a dramatic impact. Perfect for small gardens!

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Veronica 'Blue Bomb' (Speedwell)

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.

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Veronica 'Hocus Pocus' (Spike Speedwell)

Noted for its incredibly long purple wands, Veronica 'Hocus Pocus' (Spike Speedwell) is a clump-forming perennial producing narrow, violet purple flower spikes from early to midsummer. Extremely showy, the flowers open from the base upward and sway above the bushy foliage mound of lance-shaped, toothed, green leaves. Gifted with a clean foliage, a uniform habit, showy blossoms over a longer season on well-branched stems, this Veronica is an excellent choice for borders and rock gardens.

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Veronica 'Moody Blues Dark Blue' (Spike Speedwell)

Compact, Veronica 'Moody Blues Dark Blue' (Spike Speedwell) is a bushy, upright, clump-forming perennial producing dense, slender spikes of star-shaped, vibrant violet-blue flowers through the summer months, right up until frost. Attractive to butterflies, the flowers open from the base upward and sway above the luxurious foliage mound of lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Can be used in mass plantings, or mixed with perennials or roses, as well as a container plant.

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Veronica 'Perfectly Picasso' (Spike Speedwell)

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.

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Veronica 'Pink Potion' (Spike Speedwell)

Veronica 'Pink Potion' (Spike Speedwell) is a clump-forming perennial producing thick spikes of baby pink flowers from early to midsummer. Extremely showy, the flowers open from the base upward and sway above the bushy foliage mound of lance-shaped, toothed, green leaves.

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Veronica 'Purple Illusion' (Spike Speedwell)

Veronica 'Purple Illusion' (Spike Speedwell) is a clump-forming perennial producing thick spikes of rosy purple flowers from early to midsummer. Extremely showy, the flowers open from the base upward and sway above the bushy foliage mound of dark green, glossy linear leaves.

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Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' (Spike Speedwell)

Highly popular, Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue' (Spike Speedwell) is a bushy, upright, clump-forming perennial producing dense, slender spikes of star-shaped, vivid violet-blue flowers from midsummer to fall. Attractive to butterflies, the flowers open from the base upward and sway above the luxurious foliage mound of lance-shaped, dark green, crinkly leaves. Prized by gardeners since its introduction in 1946, it deserves a place in every garden.

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Veronica 'Sweet Lullaby' (Spike Speedwell)

Incredibly compact, Veronica 'Sweet Lullaby' (Spike Speedwell) is a bushy, upright, clump-forming perennial producing dense, slender spikes of star-shaped, pure baby pink flowers from mid through late summer. Attractive to butterflies, the flowers open from the base upward and create a delicate floral display for weeks. They sway above the bushy foliage mound of lance-shaped, deep green leaves. Its compact habit makes it ideal for the front of the border, as an edging, in containers or rock gardens where it will create a lovely effect. Perfect for small gardens!

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Veronica 'Tidal Pool' (Prostrate Speedwell)

Dense and fast spreading, Veronica 'Tidal Pool' is a low-growing evergreen perennial forming a brightly colored mat of small, rich blue-violet flowers adorned with pearly-white eyes from mid to late spring. Even when not smothered with flowers, this outstanding groundcover remains attractive the rest of the season thanks to its lush foliage of small, oak-like, silvery blue-green leaves.

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Veronica 'Waterperry Blue' (Speedwell)

Low growing and durable, Veronica 'Waterperry Blue' (Speedwell) is a vigorous perennial forming a dense carpet of tiny, dark-veined, lavender-blue flowers borne on creeping stems from late spring to early summer. The ravishing flowers may rebloom intermittently throughout the summer.

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Veronica 'White Wands' (Spike Speedwell)

Veronica 'White Wands' (Spike Speedwell) is a clump-forming perennial producing long, narrow spikes of pure white flowers from early to midsummer. Extremely showy, the flowers open from the base upward and sway above the bushy foliage mound of dark green, glossy linear leaves.

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Veronica 'Whitewater' (Prostrate Speedwell)

Low growing and durable, Veronica 'Whitewater' (Prostrate Speedwell) is a vigorous semi-evergreen perennial forming a dense carpet of small, glistening white flowers borne on creeping, wiry stems, over a long period from mid spring to early summer. Even when not smothered with flowers, this outstanding plant remains attractive thanks to its lush foliage of small, lance-shaped, deep green, glossy leaves. The foliage turns an attractive burgundy to bronze in the fall, further extending the season of interest of this Speedwell.

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Veronica 'Wizard of Ahhs' (Spike Speedwell)

Veronica 'Wizard of Ahhs' (Spike Speedwell) is a clump-forming perennial producing thick spikes of violet blue flowers from early to midsummer. Extremely showy, the flowers open from the base upward and sway above the bushy foliage mound of lance-shaped, toothed, green leaves.

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Veronica austriaca (Austrian Speedwell)

Veronica austriaca (Austrian Speedwell) is a compact, mound-forming perennial of upright to sprawling habit boasting bright blue flowers arising in elongated axillary racemes from late spring to early summer. When in flower, this plant is a sea of blue. The leaves are ovate to oblong and more or less toothed. A very versatile plant for rock gardens or border fronts.

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