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Veronica longifolia Marietta

Speedwell

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Plant Code: VEMA

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Stately spires grace the garden in dramatic midnight-purple. This pollinator magnet blooms earlier and longer, late spring through summer, above upright mildew-resistant mounds of slender toothed foliage.

The positive attributes of Speedwell such as easy to grow, low maintenance, deer resistant, great cut flowers and adored by butterflies make Veronica Marietta a must-have plant.

Details

Type: Perennials
Height: Medium 24"
Spacing: Plant 24" apart
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 4-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Clay, Sandy
Flower: Purple
Accent: Purple
Patent: PP25,248
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Hot Dry Site Tolerant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Long-Blooming
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Seaside/Salt Tolerant

Veronica General Information

Veronica provide some of the clearest true blues available in perennials, along with rich purples, pinks, and whites. Neat tidy plants have glossy foliage and will fill in without overpowering. Long-lasting color.

Veronica Plant Care

Prefers evenly moist soil with good winter drainage. Can be divided every 3 years in spring or fall. To keep tidy plants, shear back by 1/2 after flowering. If not cut back in summer, prune down to basal growth in late autumn.