Synonym: Pseudolysimachion spicatum, Veronica spicata 'Blue Fox'
Veronica spicata is often found in the mountains of Europe and Asia and is an herbaceous perennial from the huge plantain family which includes the Plantago, Digitalis, Penstemon and Veronicastrum genera.
A xerothermophilous plant, it likes dry and sunny rockeries (rocky slopes and outcrops, dry meadows) and well-draining soil that can be acid to alkaline.
In the garden we like its summer flowering of upright spikes in tones of white, blue, pink or purple to decorate the edge of a border, a rockery, in a trough or on a wall. Melliferous (honey-yielding) plant.
For rock gardens, gravel gardens, troughs and walls.
Veronica spicata 'Blaufuchs' forms a slow semi-evergreen clump with slightly silvery oval leaves and superbly beautiful blue-violet flowering spikes 30 cm in height.
Grow in the sun or slight shade, in a rock garden, in ordinary, light and well-drained soil. Does not like too much damp in winter (or automatic watering!). Hardy.
Maintenance: prune the dried inflorescences to promote new flowering.
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 30 to 50cm
- Plant spacing: 50 cm
- Flower colour: blue
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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