Veronica 'Blue Skywalker' PP29406 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Spike Speedwell
The popular trend in the perennial market is offering smaller plants to fit into the increasingly common city garden. ‘Blue Skywalker’ solves the dilemma of limited horizontal space while still providing the much needed height in the garden. Lavender blue flower spikes cover the top half of an incredibly upright habit of dark green leaves. Although it’s taller than you’d expect from a Veronica, this plant still features a full, dense habit.
Veronica is highly valued for its ease of growth and long bloom time. The spiky flowers are an excellent contrast to the more common rounded flower shapes like Shasta Daisies, Coneflower, and Black Eyed Susans. Expect bees to be buzzing about this plant when in bloom.
This perennial is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil types. Amending soils, especially very heavy and light types, with generous amounts of organic matter will result in improved performance. Although tolerant of partial shade, it will flower better in full sun. Deadheading will promote additional blooms. Shear back the foliage if it becomes worn-looking after flowering.
Height: 28.0-30.0 Inches
Spread: 18.0-20.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Average to Consistent Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Midsummer - Late Summer, Long Blooming
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant