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Veronica spicata ‘Red Fox’
Veronica spicata ‘Red Fox’

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Zones A2, A3, 1-9, 14-21, 31-43
Full Sun
Regular Water

Veronica spicata

Silver Speedwell


Handsome plants ranging from less than an inch high to 2 ft. in height. Masses of small (1/4–1/2 in.-wide) flowers in white, rose, pink, or pale to deep blue make an effective display. Use in borders and rock gardens. Prostrate kinds are good between steppingstones and as bulb covers. Veronica (a perennial) is often confused with Hebe (a shrub).

Veronica spicata

From Europe and Asia. Rounded, 1/2–2-ft.-wide clump sends up 2-ft.-tall stems clothed in pointed oval, glossy green leaves and topped in summer with spikes of bright blue flowers. Long bloom season if faded flowers are removed.

‘Glory’ (‘Royal Candles’) grows about 1 ft. high with deep violet-blue blossoms. ‘Icicle’, to 15–18 in. high, has white flower spikes. ‘Nana’ grows only 6 in. high and bears violet-blue blossoms. ‘Red Fox’ (‘Rotfuchs’), to 15 in. high and wide, has deep rosy red blooms. ‘Tickled Pink’ is a similar size with medium pink flowers. Regular water.

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