Blue SPEEDWELL(bulb/rhizome)Veronica Ulster flower.
Long-blooming dwarf with stiff spikes of deep purple-blue flowers.
A compact little Veronica with a big presence. Royal blue flower spikes bloom in clusters above dense, dark green foliage. A great plant for the front of a perennial border, along a walkway or in pots. A long-lasting cut flower, too.
- • Attracts Hummingbirds
- • Hardy and Trouble Free
- • Great in Containers
Veronica, often called Speedwell, is a favourite perennial border plant flowering from summer through to autumn. It is a great plant for attracting bees, butterflies and birds and with its tall flower spikes and deep green foliage is an excellent accent plant.
Veronica blooms for an unusually long time for a perennial.
Transplant garden centre potted plants anytime during the growing season. Choose an overcast day or plant in the evening to minimize stress from the sun on the transplant. Space plants 30cm to 60cm apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 30cm, then mix in a 5cm to 10cm layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.