Spike Speedwell 'White Icicles'

Veronica spicata

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

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:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Grow outdoors year-round

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:

San Marcos, California

Aurora, Colorado

Des Plaines, Illinois

Iowa City, Iowa

Olney, Maryland

Pinconning, Michigan

Lake George, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Hilton, New York

Geneva, Ohio

Hamilton, Ohio

West Chester, Pennsylvania

Leesburg, Virginia

Smithfield, Virginia

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Apr 7, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

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.

The cultivar name is 'Icicle'. "White Icicle", "White Icicles" and "Icicle White" are synonyms.

I'm skeptical about hardiness below Z4.

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