Saturday, 8 October 2011

veronica flowers.

 pink veronica.
 Veronica, widely known as ‘spiked speedwell’, is the flower that is commonly grown in gardens as perennial plant. The tips of this bloom tend of curve. The plant works well as a filler flower and as an attractive element for height adding to a floral arrangement. Veronica’s varieties are available in hues and colors of blue, pink and white. 

Hardy Herbaceous Perennial

  • Flowers: Summer
  • Position: Sun or part shade
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Height: 6 inches
  • Germination: Experience Useful
  • Aftercare: Care and Understanding
  • Ideal for: Baskets, Border, Containers, Patio, Rockery, Tubs


Amazingly dwarf, compact plants carry many spikes of brilliant sky-blue flowers, spreading to 15in. Easy, long lived, tolerant of drought and wet with a profusion of flower all summer long. Excellent for front of the border, rock gardens and containers.

Sowing Instructions

Sowing time:February to late May.
Sow in a good seed compost just covering the seed with Sow-Lite (vermiculite). Seal inside a polythene bag and keep the compost moist but not saturated. Germination takes around 14-40 days at 20C (70F).

Growing Instructions

When large enough to handle transplant the seedlings to boxes or 7.5cm (3in) pots, and grow on in cooler conditions. When well grown gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out 30cm (12in) apart in full sun or part shade and moist, well drained soil which has had plenty of well rotted compost added to it.

Aftercare Instructions

Provide some form of light staking in exposed positions. Cut back to ground level in November each year.

 It represents a straight, clump-forming perennial with terminal spikes of small, pure white flowers. Its spikes may reach the height of 18-24 inch. The plant’s leaves are in the shape of lance in light green color.
The plant is available from May till July. It makes a perfect cut flower which is able to adorn any design or arrangement.

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