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Veronica spicata

Veronica spicata

Common name spike speedwell
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (June)
Size 4'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil

This regular, blue-flowered plant grew as an interloper from a lot of seeds we received as 'Red Fox'. We didn't mind - this much larger plant serves a different, but useful purpose in our garden as well.

spike speedwell

Several years later, another attempt to grow 'Red Fox' from seed (this time collected from our own plants) yielded this offspring: blue-flowering, but as short as its pink mother. We grow it in our rock garden.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed for 'small blue' from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (95+%G, 4-6d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (12%G, 5-20d)

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