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Long Leaf Speedwell

Botanical Name
Veronica longifolia
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
8
Height
2 to 4 feet
Width
1 to 2 feet
Flowers
Summer: blue, white, purple, lavender
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Intolerant of dry soils
  • Stems become weak and floppy with too much shade or overly rich soils
  • Deadhead to promote more blooms
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Alba - white flowers, 18 to 24 inches
  • Blue Giant - lavender-blue flowers, 36 to 42 inches
  • Foerster's Blue - dark blue flowers, long blooming, 24 inches
  • Romiley Purple - purple flowers, 24 inches

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