Ask a Question forum: What happened to my veronica?

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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 14, 2014 5:22 PM CST
One of my Veronica Royal Candles is going batty! It is like a whole different plant has grown up through and around Royal Candles. The leaves are slightly different, plain edged insteaf of saw toothed. And the blooms are short squat and a different color. I like it. But not necesarily together.

Would this be considered a sport?


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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 14, 2014 6:01 PM CST

Plants Admin

It's not a sport, it's an entirely different species, Selfheal (Prunella vulgaris)

Self-heal (Prunella vulgaris)

There was a thread about it just the other day in the Plant ID forum.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jun 14, 2014 6:12 PM CST
Wow! I wonder how the heck it magically appeared in my Veronica!

I guess I will have to dig it all up and try to separate them.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Forum moderator
Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 14, 2014 6:27 PM CST

Plants Admin

Selfheal is a fairly agressive plant, it might show up just about anywhere if the conditions are to its liking. Smiling
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jun 14, 2014 6:41 PM CST
I will swifty dispatch it!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
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jvdubb
Jun 14, 2014 7:13 PM CST
All gone! And I managed to keep my Veronica mostly intact.

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