Veronica 'Very Van Gogh' PP27428 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Spike Speedwell
This posh perennial produces a plethora of paintbrush-like, purple flowers on heavily branched scapes from midsummer into late summer. Honeybees, hummingbirds, and butterflies delight in their sweet nectar. Each main flower spike is surrounded by up to a dozen secondary flower spikes, resulting in a prolonged season of bloom. The bright green, upright clumping foliage may take on some red tones in fall.
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: 18.0-20.0 Inches
Spread: 20.0-24.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Pink shades - Purple 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, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant