Perennials forum: TALL Veronica

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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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clintbrown
Jun 1, 2015 8:40 PM CST

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I want some Veronica with very tall spikes. It looks like all of the ones sold around here have been crossed to make them short. Which cultivars have the best spikes?
Name: Danita
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Danita
Jun 1, 2015 9:14 PM CST
How about Pseudolysimachion kiusianum ex. ‘Maximum’ aka
Lapis Tiger's Tail (Veronica kiusiana)

I think it is currently considered a Veronica, properly, but you may want to google the old name, too, for more info.
https://www.anniesannuals.com/plants/view/?id=2445

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 1, 2015 9:22 PM CST

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Cool! It's amazing that these plants are being ruined by making them short and squatty. They need to be tall!
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 2, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Veronica Charlotte may be a good choice
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jun 2, 2015 11:54 AM CST

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Jennifer - Thanks! That is exactly what I wanted! I had no idea there was one with white around the leaves and white flowers! I think that will work perfectly for my white garden I'm working on.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Jun 2, 2015 12:16 PM CST
It is the white plant in the center of my avatar
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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Danita
Jun 2, 2015 3:31 PM CST
That is a pretty variety, Jennifer! Lovey dubby

Also, they often spray PGRs on the potted plants for sale so some might actually grow larger the next year. You may have to make a list of the taller cultivars and check tags even on some that don't look tall enough in the pot. Shrug!

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