Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'
A most charming veronica, whose flower spikes are more pink than red. Grows a lot smaller than its blue brethren. The foxtail metaphor works well due to the tendency for the spikes to curve around.
|Veronice spicata 'Rotfuchse'
|pink spike speedwell
|deep rose-pink spikes (late spring-summer)
|average garden soil
|germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below
|Blue offspring - still short in stature, but no longer foxy-colored
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Apr 19, 2005
|i love the red fox it is awsome and cute lol aka laugh out loud
bye bye and thanks for the info
- Seed from '00 trade. Sowed chaff/seed mix in baggy 70F (a few G, starting 4d)
- Seed from '02 garden. Selected small flat tan oblong seeds from chaff/seed mix, sowed in baggy 70F (67%G, 5d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Selected tan oblong seeds. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4-6d)
- Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (76%G, 4-12d)
Seeds are hard to distinguish/separate from chaff. Sometimes comes true from seed, but I've had blue babies as well. Fairly good long-term viability
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