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Spike Speedwell

Botanical Name
Veronica spicata
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Height
10 to 36 inches
Width
18 to 24 inches
Flowers
Late spring to midsummer: white, blue, lavender, rose; small funnel-shaped held on tall, slender spike-like racemes
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 - pure white flowers
  • Blue Fox - lavender-blue flowers held on 15 to 20 inch stems
  • Blue Peter - deep blue flowers, 18 to 24 inches
  • Heidekind - rose-pink flowers, 8 to 10 inches
  • Icicle - white flowers
  • Red Fox - rose pink flowers, 15 inches, long blooming

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