Royal Candles Speedwell Plant

Royal Candles Speedwell Plant

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Foliage stays fresh - does not die out
SKU 32077
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Key Characteristics

3 - 9

Mature Height

18 IN

Mature Width

18 IN

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Moist, well-drained

Description / Royal Candles Speedwell Plant

Veronica Royal Candles ('Glory') is an herbaceous perennial offering summer interest. The plant blooms continuously and abundantly throughout summer, setting flower spikes that are full and dense with deep violet-blue blooms. Borne on leafy stems that rise to only about 3 inches tall, the flower spikes grow vertically up to another 12 inches long, tapering toward the top. Nectar-rich, the flowers are irresistible to butterflies and hummingbirds; extremely showy, they are superb cut flowers for summer bouquets.

A Veronica spicata, commonly called speedwell or spiked speedwell, Veronica Royal Candles is a compact, clump-forming plant that grows to only 10 to 12 inches tall, with a similar spread. It has an upright, erect, bushy habit of narrow, lance-shaped, medium green leaves, which do not die out, unlike other selections of speedwells. Shown to best effect massed or grouped, Veronica Royal Candles is a great bed, border, or container plant and makes great edging.

Cold hardy, low maintenance, and easy to grow, Royal Candles grows best in a sunny to partially sunny location with average, evenly moist, well-draining soil and thrives in rich loams. It tolerates light shade and drought and is deer and rabbit resistant. Deadheading faded flowers promotes additional blooms. Fertilize yearly in spring.

Product Details

Item Form 1-Quart
Genus Veronica
Species spicata
Variety 'Glory'
Plant Patent PP18,932
Product Classification Perennials
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 3
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Late Summer
Foliage Color Dark Green
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Drought Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Special Features Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Hummingbird Lovers
Uses Beds, Border, Containers, Cut Flowers
Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
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