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Hybrid Speedwell 'Tickled Pink'

Veronica

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: Tickled Pink
Additional cultivar information:(USPP 16182)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Groundcovers

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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

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Marietta, Georgia

Brevard, North Carolina

Fargo, North Dakota

Austin, Texas

Newport News, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

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

US PP 16182

Hardy in Z3-8

Positive

On Dec 9, 2015, horizons28 from Brevard, NC wrote:

This has been a great performer for me in western NC, zone 7. It is low growing and blooms throughout the growing season with no deadheading needed. The initial clumps enlarge slowly and it is easy to divide. I've even hacked out little chunks of the plant edges to transplant, and they've done well. Good in wet and dry conditions. They came through a 6-week stretch with zero rain (in summer) and did just fine with no watering on my part.

Positive

On Jun 6, 2007, soulgardenlove from Marietta, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I just acquired this plant so I will report back after growing it.

From Northcreek Nurseries.com New from Conard-Pyle, this sport of Goodness Grows has spikes of clear pink flowers that cover low growing, dense foliage in early summer and continue to appear until frost. Flowers are long-lasting cuts and work well in diminutive arrangements.
Interesting Notes: The genus Veronica includes some of our most beautiful native flowers, the Speedwells, which differ from the other British Scrophularicece in having only two stamens, which project horizontally from the rotate, or wheel-shaped corolla, which has only four unequal spreading lobes, the lower segment being the smallest, the two posterior petals, according to the theory of botanists, being united into one large one... read more

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