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Jun 29, 2017 4:48 PM CST
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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
Salvias Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I bought it today at Lowe's but I always just shake my head when the tag says only grows from 18 inches to 24 inches tall...
Is this upright standing or does it flop down at the base mounding yet the spikes do grow upright
on this perennial?

2nd thought
I have early sunrise coreopsis and it has grown to 30 inches in my flower garden
with half and noon day sun..taller than I wanted it has to be staked
All that grows here grows on steriods I think! Blinking

I have black and blue salvia and it got to 5 foot tall by 6 foot wide!
Took that out of the flower bed..

So anyone can you tell me anything about first love veronica as far as if it has to be staked
in mid summer or not?

It was beautiful blooms and said that it is longer blooming than other veronicas
I am in zone 8 B
Will it grow in our hot and humid temp if I put it in half day sun and noon...only.
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Sep 23, 2017 3:20 PM CST
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario (Zone 5b)
Maintenance of Perennial Beds.
Had it in our garden since 2013, with more added subsequent to that year.

Seems to be a survivor in our mixed perennial beds which are planted and maintained with the perennials relatively close together. This year, only needed to stake one 'First Love' in earlier September when I was cutting back some summer blooming perennials.

At least our summers have quite humid spells and our 'First Love' is somewhat shaded by other perennials around it.

Agree that it's long blooming, along with other spiked veronica which we have. We still have a little bloom on some 'First Love' even today.

Am currently thinking that the spiked Veronica look better, late in the growing season, that similar looking perennial salvia.

August 11 of this year.
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Another newer veronica which I'm finding is long blooming, Veronica 'Royal Rembrandt' (picture September 16, 2017)
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