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Container: 12 cm pot
Flowering period: summer flowers
Hardiness zone: zone 7-10
Height: 50 to 70cm
Plant spacing: 50 cm
Azure blue spikes
This upright herbaceous perennial forms generous clumps and in early summer produces a multitude of tubular flowers borne on long spikes.
Veronica longifolia (long-leaved Veronica) is native to the northern hemisphere, from Northern Europe to Siberia, China and Korea. It prefers damp conditions (wet meadows or waterside).
Not to be missed, it's a great addition to a mixed border to contrast with perennial Achillea, Echinacea, Helenium and geraniums (flat / spike flower contrasts) or behind varieties with a rounded habit (Phlox paniculata, Artemisia). For the best effect, we recommend planting in groups of three, five or seven.
Veronica longifolia 'Blauriesin' produces deep azure blue flower in July (Height of the foliage: 40 cm. Height of the inflorescences: 70 cm.
Easy to grow in good, not too dry, garden soil in the sun or slight shade. It can cope with damp, heavy soils if you add drainage elements when planting.
Maintenance: prune the dried inflorescences to encourage a second flowering in August-September. Mulch with leaf mould at the beginning of spring. Divide the clumps every three years in the autumn.
|Cultivation and Propagation|
|Soil type:||ordinary soil, good garden soil|
|Culture advice:||Planting soil composed: 1/3 coarse sand, 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 horticultural compost|
|Aspect:||full sun, partial shade|
|Special maintenance:||Prune the plant at the end of autumn, Cut off dead flowers|
|Multiplication Tips:||Cutting stems|
|Garden value:||attractive to pollinators, long flowering|
|Garden style:||cottage garden, rock garden|
|Landscape interest:||mixed-border, rockery|
|Position:||middle of the border, front of the border|