Veronica 'Purpleicious'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 1 Professionals
Common Name: spiked speedwell
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Plantaginaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 2.00 feet
Spread: 0.75 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: May to August
Bloom Description: Purple
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium miosture, well-drained soil in full sun. For best growth, plants need consistent moisture. Good soil drainage is essential, particularly in winter. Plants tolerate light shade. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom.

Noteworthy Characteristics

‘Purpleicious’ is an erect, bushy, clump-forming speedwell cultivar that typically grows to 16-20” tall. Leafy foliage stems typically rise to only 6-8” tall but are topped with dense, vertical, tapered-at-the-top, dark purple flower spikes (racemes to 12” long) which bloom in late spring to mid-summer. Narrow, lance-shaped, medium green leaves (to 2” long). U. S. Plant Patent Applied For (PPAF).

Problems

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

Garden Uses

Long-blooming vertical accent for rock gardens and border fronts. Attractive small area ground cover.