Veronica spicata 'Glory' ROYAL CANDLES

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 7 Professionals
Common Name: spiked speedwell
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Plantaginaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.50 to 0.75 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Deep blue-purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Needs consistent, regular moisture, but good soil drainage, particularly in winter, is essential for growing this plant well. Tolerates light shade. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom.

Noteworthy Characteristics

ROYAL CANDLES is an erect, bushy, clump-forming, compact spiked speedwell cultivar which typically grows to only 10-12" tall. Leafy foliage stems typically rise to only 3" tall but are topped with dense, vertical, tapered-at-the-top, deep blue-purple flower spikes (racemes to 12" long) which bloom in late spring to mid-summer. Narrow, lance-shaped, medium green leaves (to 2" long). Plant Patent Applied For (PPAF).

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot may occur in wet, poorly drained soils, particularly in winter.

Garden Uses

Rock gardens and border fronts. Attractive small area ground cover.