Veronica 'Purple Leia' PP34278 (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Spike Speedwell
'Purple Leia' joins popular companions 'Blue Skywalker' and 'Lavender Lightsaber' except with rosy purple flowers covering the top half of a columnar, upright habit. Bucking the trend of smaller and more compact plants, 'Lavender Lightsaber' fills a need of adding height to the middle of the border. Try this perennial in narrow spaces needing height, such as small city gardens or narrow borders.
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: Purple shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun to Part Shade
Average to Consistent Water Needs
Average to Fertile Soil Quality
Bloomtime: Early Summer to Midsummer
Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Cut Flower, Cut Foliage, Drought Tolerant, Easy To Grow, Mass Planting, Salt Tolerant