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Veronica 'Giles Van Hees'

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Cultivar: Giles Van Hees

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under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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

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Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ms_greenjeans On Aug 30, 2011, ms_greenjeans from Hopkins, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

This is a great border plant. It blooms for quite a long time and has a nice full bushy shape, maybe a foot high at most including the flowering spikes. It's a very nice pink color. If deadheaded it will bloom even longer. Eventually it stops reblooming after deadheading, and it can look a little ratty. At that time I cut it way down and it comes back again, although it blooms rather sparsely. I planted a couple last year and went back to get more this year.

Positive KaylyRed On Jun 22, 2009, KaylyRed from Watertown, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

This little plant is truly a flower machine. Blooms are long-lasting and plentiful. When the first flush of flowers starts to fade, new buds are ready to take its place. Deadheading doesn't seem to be necessary except for aesthetic reasons--this plant has kept on blooming for me without deadheading.

I'm growing 'Giles Van Hees' in bright shade with just a couple hours of direct sunlight. It does not seem bothered at all by the shade from the house and tree line, and is content with a dose of late-afternoon sun.

Positive Melissa_D On May 5, 2008, Melissa_D from Pittsburgh, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Truly an everbloomer - I planted next to Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' and the two of them went all summer long. Plants are compact with pretty dark green foliage - nice for areas where you want a low plant that won't spread like crazy. Deer and bunnies did not eat them.


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

Durango, Colorado
Seymour, Connecticut
Griffin, Georgia
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Iowa City, Iowa
Lansing, Kansas
Hebron, Kentucky
Owensboro, Kentucky
Milo, Maine
Baltimore, Maryland
Westminster, Maryland
Winchester, Massachusetts
Owosso, Michigan
Buffalo, Minnesota
Hopkins, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Florence, Mississippi
Hillsborough, New Jersey
Kinderhook, New York
Harrisburg, North Carolina
Athens, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Leesburg, Virginia
Mc Lean, Virginia
Freeland, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Appleton, Wisconsin
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Watertown, Wisconsin

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