Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' Spiked Speedwell Perennial Plant Attract Butterflies Hummingbirds Flowers June to August
Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' Spiked Speedwell Perennial Plant Attract Butterflies Hummingbirds Flowers June to August

Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' Spiked Speedwell Perennial Plant Attract Butterflies Hummingbirds Flowers June to August

Regular price $10

Live plants are usually cut back for ease of shipment but plenty of healthy/new growth will surely follow. Please be sure to unpack and plant your plants(s) upon delivery.

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Botanical Name: Veronica spicata 'Red Fox'

Common Name: Spiked Speedwell

Bloom Time: May to June

Flower: Pink, Red

Plant Height:12 to 18 inches

Foliage: Deep Green, compact

Plant size: 2.5" pot

Requirements: Full sun. Prefers moist, well drained soil.

Life-cycle: Perennial

Tolerate: Rabbit, Deer

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-8

Culture:

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun. Best performance occurs with consistent, regular moisture combined with sharp soil drainage, particularly in winter. Plants have shallow roots and are generally intolerant of dry soil conditions. Tolerates light shade. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom. Plants may be cut back to basal growth after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics:

Veronica spicata, commonly known as spike speedwell, is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial that typically produces a summer-long bloom of tiny, star-shaped, violet-blue flowers in dense, long-flowering, tapered-at-the-top, spike-like terminal racemes atop stems rising well above a foliage mound to 24-30” tall. Foliage consists of toothed, narrow, linear to lanceolate, medium green leaves (each to 2” long). This species is native to northern Europe and Asia. Flowers typically bloom from mid-June to August. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Cultivars with blue, violet-blue, pink and white flowers are available in commerce.

Genus name honors Saint Veronica who reportedly gave a handkerchief to Jesus so he could wipe sweat from his face on the way to Calvary, with some genus plants having markings that resemble the markings on the sacred handkerchief.

Specific epithet from Latin means spiked in reference to the flower spikes on this plant.

'Rotfuchs', commonly sold as RED FOX, is a compact, bushy plant which features dense, upright, terminal spikes (racemes) of tiny, deep rose-red flowers which bloom most of the summer. Flower spikes typically rise to 15" tall. Lance-shaped, glossy green leaves (to 2" long). Good cut flower.

Garden Uses:

Rock gardens, foundations, beds, borders and other sunny spots in the landscape. Good fresh cut flower.

Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' Spiked Speedwell Perennial Plant Attract Butterflies Hummingbirds Flowers June to August