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Veronica spicata

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A group of purple Veronica spicata flowers
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Veronica spicata is a low growing herbaceous perennial that forms soft deep green mounds that produce elegant blue spikes of flowers with cultivars that include purples, pinks, and white flowers. Can be used as a ground cover in a mixed or herbaceous border and also does well in containers. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Propagation

Seed

Sown on the top of compost that has been lightly firmed and keep moist with bottom heat. Germination should start after 4 weeks.

Cuttings

Softwood stem cuttings can be taken in spring or early summer.

Division

Divide plants in the spring that are congested every 3-4 years.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts butterflies

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Half-Hardy

Personality

Family

Plantaginaceae

Flower colour

Blue

Scent

None

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