Hybrid Speedwell 'Purpleicious'

Veronica

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: Purpleicious
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Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

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

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

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

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Conway, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Alexandria, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 3, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Superb performer. Blooms nonstop for three months if you deadhead the flower spikes weekly.

In their 2010 veronica performance evalutions, the Chicago Botanic Garden gave this cultivar 4 stars out of 5. [HYPERLINK@www.chicagobotanic.org]

Like most upright veronicas, this cultivar needs good drainage and consistent moisture---it is fairly sensitive to drought, but it needs good drainage too, especially for winter survival.

Deadheading finished flower spikes weekly extends the season of bloom.

Typically grows 16-20" tall and 12-18" wide.

Tolerant of light/partial shade as well as full sun.

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Positive

On Feb 18, 2016, bridgebaron from Chapel Hill, NC wrote:

I think the foliage on this plant looks much nicer than that of the 'Sunny Border Blue'. In fact, mine has actually continued to look decent throughout a difficult winter.

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."

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