The Q&A Archives: Veronica Royal Candles

Question: I have these plants in full sun bordering my walkway. The color is almost gone on the stalks with a little color on some tops. Should I cut back the ones that have stopped blooming? Thank you.

Answer: This is a terrific compact selection of Spike Speedwell. It forms a low bushy mound of dark green leaves, bearing short spikes of bright blue flowers in early summer for several weeks. Your can shear lightly after blooming to encourage fresh foliage, and possible repeat flowering in the fall.

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