Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Best performance occurs with consistent, regular moisture with sharp soil drainage (particularly in winter). Tolerates light shade. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom. Plants may be cut back to basal growth after flowering.
Veronica is a genus of about 250 species of annuals, perennials and some sub-shrubs mainly from Europe.
Genus name is reputedly in honor of St. Veronica.
‘Eveline’ is a speedwell cultivar that is noted for its upright plant habit and violet flowers. Parents of this plant are two unidentified selections of Veronica longifolia. Dense, erect, top-tapered spikes (racemes) of tiny violet to purple-red flowers bloom from late spring to late summer. Plants grow to 20” tall and 12” wide. Dark green, lance-shaped leaves (to 4.5” long). ‘Eveline’ is sometime sold as a cultivar of V. longifolia. U. S. Plant Patent PP14,888 issued June 8, 2004.
No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot may occur in wet, poorly-drained soils.
Rock gardens, foundations, border fronts and other sunny spots in the landscape. Good edging plant. Best grown in groups or massed. Containers.