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PlantFiles: Spike Speedwell
Veronica spicata 'Goodness Grows'

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

Synonym:Veronica alpina

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral rebecca30 On Jul 4, 2008, rebecca30 from Cary, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

I am not crazy about the form of this plant. For me it was stragley, reminded me a crabgrass spikes. I would recommend Agastache 'Blue Fortune' instead for better form.

Positive northgrass On Mar 6, 2005, northgrass from West Chazy, NY (Zone 4b) wrote:

A very nice veronica, growing about 12 inches for me. It spreads nicely without being invasive and is very hardy. Blooms for an long period of time in July, August. The blossoms time can even be extended by cutting out the spent blooms. Would be very nice with daylily "Happy Return".


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

Athens, Alabama
Ukiah, California
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Lula, Georgia
Mableton, Georgia
Dracut, Massachusetts
Missoula, Montana
Flat Rock, North Carolina
Fuquay Varina, North Carolina
Raleigh, North Carolina
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Summerville, South Carolina
Knoxville, Tennessee
Dallas, Texas
Freeland, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Charleston, West Virginia

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