Speedwell, Veronica 'Eveline'

Veronica longifolia

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Species: longifolia (lon-jee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Eveline
Additional cultivar information:(PP14888)
Hybridized by Oudshoorn
Registered or introduced: 2003

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:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Herbaceous

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Winterville, Georgia

Hebron, Kentucky

Roslindale, Massachusetts

Pittsford, New York

Vass, North Carolina

Toone, Tennessee

Houston, Texas

Princeton, Texas

Leesburg, Virginia

Spencer, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 6, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

Blooms for about 10 weeks when deadheaded weekly, beginning in early July.

According to the patent application, this reaches about 50 cm (20") tall and 30 cm (12") wide, which agrees with the plants I've seen.

Like most upright veronicas, this has shallow roots and is not very tolerant of drought. It does require good drainage, especially in winter.

Unlicensed propagation is prohibited by law. Seed-grown plants are legal but unlikely to come true.

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