Speedwell, Bird's Eye
Veronica hybrida, V. spicata
SIGHTSEEING MIXTURE Veronica Veronica spicata
Extra-long flower spikes in shades of pink, violet-blue and white. Perennial, 2-2.5 foot tall plants bloom from June to August. They attract butterflies and are showy, long-lasting cut flowers.
BLUE BOUQUET Veronica Veronica hybrida
Easy to grow, 12-18 inch tall perennial produces strong upright, showy, tapered blue flower spikes in summer. Superior to many veronicas. Plants flower the first year when started early. Glossy green leaves are especially disease resistant. Seed is pelleted for easy and efficient sowing. Winter hardy to zone 4.
PINK GOBLIN Veronica Veronica spicata
Intense, long rosy-red spikes on dwarf, compact 16 inch plants. Winter hardy to zone 3.
How to Plant Veronica Seeds
Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Kept at 65° F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 12-14 inches apart.
Comments: Full or part sun. Average soil, with moderate to regular water. Tolerates a wide variety of soils with good drainage. Flower spikes are excellent for cutting, and attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Long blooming when cut back after flowering, repeat bloom is strong and showy. Deer and rabbit resistant.