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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: 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 Spread: 12-15 inches
Leaves: Other: Glossy green foliage.Narrow, lance-shaped, deep green leaves.
Flowers: Showy
Other: Blooms repeatedly, deadhead for more blooms.
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Violet/Blue
Bloom Size: 6"-12"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: Needs consistent moisture and good drainage.
Foliage Mound Height: 12-18 inches
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: Soil temperature 70° for germination.
Days to germinate: 10-16
Depth to plant seed: cover very lightly with fine vermiculite for moisture control.
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Blooms the first year from seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Spiked Speedwell
  • Spike Speedwell
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Veronica spicata
  • Synonym: Pseudolysimachion spicatum

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