Veronica is a large
group of plants that include annuals, perennials and shrubs. We have focused our offerings
on the hardy perennial Veronicas. Gardeners have long adored this perennial for its
ease of growth and for its extended season of flowering. Very few perennials can
compete for length of bloom time when compared to Veronica. Flowers first start to
appear as soon as summer arrives and continue right through the summer into the middle of
fall. This perennial deserves a place in every garden.
Veronica is tolerant of partial shade but we recommend that you give it full sun -
plants that receive to much shade often do not bloom near as well as they should.
Plants are not finicky about soils and will grow in a wide range of soil types as long as
they drain well, but for best results amend your soil with a good helping of compost
before planting. Feed in early spring with a top dressing of composted manure and
bone meal. Liquid feed twice during the growing season with fish emulsion or compost
tea. Deadheading spent flowers will promote heavier blooming.
Zones: 4 -9
Propagation: seed and division
Problems: none known
Notes: plants given to much shade often do not bloom as heavy as