Spike Speedwell (Veronica spicata Royal Candles) in the Veronicas Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Royal Candles
Cultivar name: 'Glory'
Botanical names:
Veronica spicata Accepted
Pseudolysimachion spicatum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 15-18 inches
Leaves: Other: Herbaceous, shorter growth habit than many Veronica varieties. Deep green foliage. Crinkled foliage that is not as susceptible to lower leaf loss.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Masses of deep-blue flower spikes.Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom.
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Blue/Purple
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Long bloom period from spring till hard frost.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: USPP#18932

This plant has a long bloom period.

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Posted by foraygardengirl (Minnesota - Zone 4a) on Sep 19, 2016 8:29 AM

Royal Candles is a heavy and long blooming plant in my garden. If deadheaded, it will bloom continuously from early summer to late fall. It does not seem to be prone to powdery mildew as other veronicas are.

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