Spike Speedwell
Veronica spicata 'Purpleicious'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Species: spicata (spi-KAH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Purpleicious
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fort Collins, Colorado

Yulee, Florida

Winterville, Georgia

Saint Charles, Illinois

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Hebron, Kentucky

New Milford, New Jersey

Sicklerville, New Jersey

Conway, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Alexandria, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 24, 2013, dduff from Fort Collins, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

Found this in a home store's garden center. Held blooms well into fall and emerged early in the spring. Lots of bees and butterflies.

Positive

On Aug 2, 2010, flamingonut from New Milford, NJ wrote:

I've grown quite a few veronica speedwells over the last few years, and I've never really been a fan of them. All of mine always seemed to flop. Not these. Surprisingly sturdy, even after a heavy rain. Now if I could just remember where I purchased it...

Positive

On Mar 25, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Beautiful!

Found it late Summer in 2006 at a local nursery and it's coming along great now.

Plant tag says..... "For moist, but well drained soil in full sun. Blooms June - August."