Veronica spicata ‘Blue Bouquet’
Particularly lovely, long flower spikes on an upright, neat growing plant. Flower spires are rich, deep blue, and very densely packed with flowers to 30cm. Veronica spicata ‘Blue Bouquet’ makes a lovely cut flower. It is also long blooming through summer and autumn, and if blooms are cut it will produce even more. This plant tolerates a wide range of soils and is easy low care, and naturally neat growing. While it does like to be well drained and hates being water-logged, at the same time it will cope with a large range of conditions.
The genus name honors Saint Veronica, who reportedly gave a handkerchief to Jesus so he could wipe sweat from his face on the way to the Cross. Some plants within the genus even have markings that resemble the markings on the sacred handkerchief.
A plant that is well suited to a range of situations including rockeries, as well as mixed flowering garden beds. Also perfect as an edging plant or between taller shrubs or roses.
A tough performer
Veronica spicata ‘Blue Bouquet’ is a reliable beauty that shrugs off frost, and will grow quite happily in dry and arid conditions. Resulting in a great water saving option. Easy to grow, requiring very low care and is fairly pest and disease-free.
Growing: Veronica spicata ‘Blue Bouquet’
– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 25cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade
– Soil: It Prefers moist yet well drained soils. However it will tolerate a range of dry and arid conditions.
Reliable and beneficial for wildlife
– Fragrance: –
– Frost: Very Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Butterflies and other also beneficial pollinators. Veronica spicata became a protected species in the UK in 1975 under the Conservation of Wild Creatures and Wild Plants Act.
Easy, low maintenance
– Care: An easy care and low maintenance plant that will benefit from a prune when last frost has passed. In addition it will enjoy a fertilise in early spring but isn’t necessary.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Known to be left alone by these nibbling enemies. It is pretty pest free in general.
– Origin: Native from Europe to Turkey and also central and eastern Asia.