Veronica spicata

‘Blue Sensation’

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Description

Veronica spicata ‘Blue Sensation’
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Veronica spicata ‘Blue Sensation’ grows a bit more compact than other Veronica’s. Resulting in a low matt of mid to bright green foliage. In Summer a mass of deep true-blue spires rise to around 30cm, a beautiful site. 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. 

The genus name honours 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 tough performer

Veronica spicata ‘Blue Sensation’ 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 Sensation’
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– Height with flowers: 30cm approx.
– Width: 25cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun to Partial Shade. However it will grow in a shady spot, but it will not flower as profusely.

Reliable and beneficial for wildlife

– Soil: Prefers moist yet well drained soils. However it will tolerate a range of dry and arid conditions.
– Fragrance: – 
– Frost: Very Hardy.
– Growth: Herbaceous Perennial.
– Attracts: Butterflies and other beneficial pollinators. In fact, 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, also central and eastern Asia

 

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