Spiked Speedwell Royal Candles Dwarf Veronica Spicata is a herbaceous perennial native to northern Europe and Asia. Spiked Speedwell Royal Candles Dwarf seeds have to be just slightly pressed into the soil and not covered, because the seeds need light to germinate. The dwarf version of Veronica Spicata is an erect, bushy, clump-forming, compact Spiked Speedwell cultivar that forms a low to the ground, bushy mounds of narrow, lance-shaped dark-green leaves and bears very showy, dense, vertical, tapered-at-the-top, short spikes of blue-violet flowers in late spring or early summer for several weeks. Spiked Speedwell flowers are highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
Spiked Speedwell Royal Candles Dwarf is versatile in the garden, and it's garden uses include planting as a ground cover, mass planting, flower beds, accents, edges, borders, containers, rock gardens, cutting gardens, and planting along foundations. Veronica Spicata seeds germinate in 14-28 days, and the established Spiked Speedwell is easy to care plant that grows best in full sun and moist but well drained soil tolerating partial shade and somewhat poor soils.
Height: 10-12 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Moist well-drained, pH 6.8-7.5
USDA Zones: 3-8
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: Surface sowing - press seeds slightly into the soil
Germination Time: 14-28 Days