Veronica spicata Heidekind description
Impressive, rigid cerise-pink spikes in the summer.
Is a butterfly friendly plant.
How easy is it to grow:
Good for the middle of a border, in containers, alpine bed, rock garden or by a patio and is easy in any reasonably drained soil, provided it isn’t too dry. It is susceptible to Powdery Mildew.
Common name: Heidekind Spiked Speedwell.
The best position in the garden:
Sun or semi shade.
Is it useful as a ground cover plant?
Yes, it will fill a small gap at the front of a flower border.
What type of soil:
Any reasonable soil.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can get Powdery Mildew – remove infected leaves.
Trim after flowering to keep it compact and to create fresh leaves.
Size of plant:
Height 30 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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