Veronica spicata 'Rotfuchs' RED FOX

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 5 Professionals
Common Name: spiked speedwell
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Plantaginaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Spread: 1.00 to 1.50 feet
Bloom Time: June to August
Bloom Description: Pink, red
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy, Good Cut
Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This spiked speedwell cultivar is a compact, bushy plant which features dense, upright, terminal spikes (racemes) of tiny, deep rose-red flowers which bloom most of the summer. Flower spikes typically rise to 15" tall. Lance-shaped, glossy green leaves (to 2" long). Good cut flower.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems. Root rot can be a problem in wet, poorly drained soils.

Garden Uses

Borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens or meadows.