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Veronica spicata Royal Candles

Genus: Veronica.

Species: Veronica spicata.

Veronica spicata Royal Candles 'Glory' (PBR)

H 0.3m x S 0.25m

Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average
Flowering period: June to August
Flower colour: deep blue-purple
Hardiness: fully hardy

Dense, slender spires of star-shaped, deep blue-purple flowers from June to August above hairy, toothed green leaves. This marvellous speedwell is guaranteed to create an impact at the front of a mixed or herbaceous border. To thrive it requires a well-drained soil as plants that become water logged over winter are unlikely to survive.

Garden care: Remove faded flower-stems in autumn. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

Bought May 2013

Photos of this plant

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