Veronica longifolia (blue)
Garden Speedwell, Blue
Type/Hardiness Herbaceous, Perennial, Hardy
Flowering period June-September
Height 24-36in/.7-1m
Light preference Full sun/Part shade
Soil preference Moist, well-drained
Sowing time/depth Autumn, Spring, barely cover
A very attractive and useful plant; long lasting, purple flower spikes of tiny flowers appear from late spring until mid summer and make a good filler in flower arrangements.Very attractive to bees.
Sowing and/or growing instructions
Sow in spring in pots on the surface of good quality compost, barely covered, and place in a propagator or sealed plastic bag at 70F/20C . Germination takes 7-14 days. Can also be sown in the autumn in a cold frame.
Cut plant back to 1 foot after flowering to encourage a new crop of flowering stems in the autumn. Ensure that plants obtain enough moisture.
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