Spiked Speedwell (Veronica 'Purpleicious') in the Veronicas Database

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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 16 - 20 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Other: Deep violet-purple
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading faded flower spikes ensures more flowering throughout the season
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP17,639
Parentage: Veronica longifolia x Veronica spicata

Waiting on porch to be planted.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Aug 27, 2014 3:13 PM

Veronica 'Purpleicious' is a wonderful plant. The vibrant purple color pops out at you. Even the name is exciting. Long blooming and easy to grow. Attracts butterflies. Grow in moist, but well-draining soil in full sun. Blooms from the buds on spikes. Remove the faded flower spikes to encourage more flowering.

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Posted by jvdubb (48036 MI - Zone 6b) on Aug 27, 2014 7:18 PM

This Veronica grows to approximately 26 inches in my zone 6 garden. I never have trouble with it flopping, even in harsh driving rain and wind. It is planted in a south-facing bed that gets sun all day long. It blooms at the very end of June and the blooms last until the beginning of August. It does tend to get some mildew, but it never seems to harm the plant. I leave the spent blooms on the plant until there is plenty of new growth at the base. At that time I cut the old stems back to about two inches.

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