Spike Speedwell
Veronica spicata 'Sightseeing Mix'

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

Category:

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Blue-Violet

Purple

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Kiowa, Colorado

Scottsburg, Indiana

Salvisa, Kentucky

Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon

Salt Lake City, Utah

Ellsworth, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 11, 2004, sadie_mae from Central, KY (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant was quite easy to start from purchased seeds. This is it's first year from seed and I got 1 small bloom on one plant out of 9.

Neutral

On Nov 13, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This speedwell variety is a mix of blue, pink and white. Flowers look like spikes. It is not picky about soil conditions. Flowers bloom from June to August. Great for cut flowers.