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Jun 1, 2015 8:40 PM CST
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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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?
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Jun 1, 2015 9:14 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
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How about Pseudolysimachion kiusianum ex. ‘Maximum’ aka
Lapis Tiger's Tail (Veronica ovata subsp. 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/...

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Jun 1, 2015 9:22 PM CST
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Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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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!
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Jun 2, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Veronica Charlotte may be a good choice
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Jun 2, 2015 11:54 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Clint Brown
Medina, TN (Zone 7b)
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Sedums Sempervivums Region: Tennessee Region: United States of America Ferns Echinacea
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.
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Jun 2, 2015 12:16 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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It is the white plant in the center of my avatar
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Jun 2, 2015 3:31 PM CST
Name: Danita
GA (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Forum moderator Hummingbirder Salvias Butterflies Birds
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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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