Veronica, Speedwell

Bloom Season: Summer

Plant Habit: Mounding

Characteristics: Easy care

Water: Medium

Fertilize: Every month

Height: 8-10"

Exposure: Sun

Available varieties: Pink Candles

                                  Purplegum Candles

                                  Snow Candles

General Information:


Veronica, also known as Speedwell, is a beautiful flowering plant that can add a touch of elegance to any garden. With its vibrant colors and delicate blooms, it is no wonder that many gardeners are eager to grow Veronica in their own backyard.

Veronica thrives in full sun to partial shade, so it is important to choose a location that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. The soil should be well-draining and rich in organic matter. Before planting, make sure to prepare the soil by removing any weeds or debris and incorporating compost or aged manure to improve its fertility.

When planting Veronica, make sure to space the plants at least 12 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball and gently place the plant in the hole, making sure that the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Backfill the hole with soil and gently firm it around the plant.

Water the newly planted Veronica thoroughly to settle the soil and encourage root establishment. Afterward, water the plants regularly, keeping the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Avoid overhead watering, as this can lead to the development of fungal diseases. Instead, use a soaker hose or drip irrigation system to water at the base of the plants.

Veronica is a relatively low-maintenance plant, but it can benefit from regular fertilization. Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring, following the manufacturer's instructions. This will provide the plants with the necessary nutrients to support healthy growth and abundant blooms.


Veronica is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it can occasionally be affected by aphids, slugs, or powdery mildew. Monitor your plants regularly and take action at the first sign of infestation or disease. Use organic pest control methods to keep these problems under control.

With proper care and attention, your Veronica plants will reward you with a profusion of beautiful blooms. These flowers are not only a delight to the eyes but also attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies to your garden. Take the time to appreciate the beauty of your Veronica plants and share their splendor with others.



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