Veronica 'Purple Illusion' PP31301 CPBRAF (25) Bare Root Plants
MAGIC SHOW® Collection
Common Name: Spike Speedwell
'Purple Illusion' matches the habit and flower size of 'Wizard of Ahhs', but with thick, purple flowers. Dark green leaves form a thick foliar canopy, so the plant has substance even after it has finished blooming. 'Purple Illusion' requires vernalization to bloom.
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.
Spread: 16.0-18.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Sunlight: Full Sun to Part Shade
Average to Consistent Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer to Midsummer
Attracts Butterflies and Bee
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant