Masses of graceful, vivid purple flower spikes add carefree color to the garden for weeks, enticing pollinators and human admirers alike. The dark buds on the main spikes open in midsummer, and the show continues on a succession of secondary flower spikes. The spiky shape and rich color of its flowers complement summer blooming perennials such as Shasta Daisies and Yarrows. Lovely with yellow varieties of Coreopsis as well. PP 27,428
Veronica is a Eurasian genus of 250 species. It’s a diverse group that includes prostrate mat-formers for the rock garden as well as long-legged beauties with tall spikes of bloom. Veronicas offer some of the truest and richest blues to be found in the plant world. All of the plants in this valuable genus need full sun and well-drained soil.
For more information on growing Veronica, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
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Latin Name Pronunciation: veh-ron'-ih-kuh
Plant Veronica in full sun. Plants tolerate partial shade in the South and thrive in average garden soil. Remove the spent flower spikes to prolong bloom.