Dark blue spikes attract hummingbirds and butterflies Every garden needs vertical flowers in it. They punctuate the garden and add rhythm and texture. As your eyes move across the garden the vertical flowers poking up through the greenery force you to pause and look closer. Royal Candles Speedwell (Veronica spicata ‘Royal Candles’) is the perfect summer flower for this.Royal Candles Speedwell is super easy to grow and will come back year after year. The “candles” are spikes of deep royal purple that wave above glossy green leaves. They don’t get eaten by rabbits or deer, but they do attract butterflies and hummingbirds by the droves.Use veronica in borders, beds and as a groundcover. It will be showy all summer (even better if you deadhead the first flush of flowers). The foliage will only reach 3” tall, but the flowers can spike up to 1’, so plant them accordingly!These easy-to-grow plants just need full sun and well-drained soil that gets plenty of water during the growing season to stay happy.They make great cut flowers, too!Order several Royal Candles Speedwell to add some interest to your beds and borders this year.* Dark purple/blue spikes all summer * Sun lover * Attracts pollinators.
Pink Spikes on Compact Sun LoverVeronica Giles Van Hees, Veronica ‘Giles Van Hees’, has long clusters of bright pink flower spikes that top mounds of dark green foliage, adding lively color to your garden. Veronica ‘Giles Van Hees’ is a dwarf variety standing only 6″ tall, making it a perfect plant for containers or the front of the border.Easy to grow, ‘Giles Van Hees’ will begin flowering in mid-summer attracting butterflies with its sweet nectar.This perennial is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil types. Amending soils, especially very heavy and light types, with generous amounts of organic matter will result in improved performance.Deadheading promotes more blooms. To keep it re-blooming, prune off old flower spikes as they fade. New growth will begin and in a few weeks new flower spikes will emerge.If you are looking for a showy perennial that produces gorgeous pink flowers for a long period, then this plant is it! Use this plant in window boxes and in planters, small and large!* Pink Spikes of Flowers* 6″ Compact Plant* Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies.
Purple All YearThe Veronica ‘Eveline’, ‘Veronica longifolia ‘Eveline’ USPP 14888, is one of the newer Veronicas out today. This easy to grow perennial has purplish-pink flower spikes that bloom throughout June to September. The deep green foliage turns a beautiful purple-red in the fall. Truly gorgeous!’Eveline’ must have good drainage and requires low to moderate watering. For best results plant this veronica in full sun. This plant is easy to grow in sunny gardens.Deadheading promotes more blooms. To keep it re-blooming, prune off old flower spikes as they fade. New growth will begin and in a few weeks new flower spikes will emerge.If you are looking for a showy perennial that produces gorgeous purplish-pink flowers for a long period, then this plant is it! Use this plant in containers or in mass plantings.This Veronica is deer resistant and does attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It is heat and cold tolerant.*Purple Pink Spikes All Summer*Purple Red Foliage in Autumn*Attracts Butterflies and Hummingbirds .