Veronica 'Blue Sprite' PPAF

Speedwell

Veronica 'Blue Sprite' PPAF

Photo Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden

Veronica 'Blue Sprite' PPAF

Photo Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden

Veronica 'Blue Sprite' PPAF

Photo Credit: Chicago Botanic Garden


Veronica 'Blue Sprite' PPAF

Speedwell

Combining the habit of a groundcover veronica and the upright flower spikes of taller cultivars, this alpine hybrid offers a new look for sunny gardens. Small, emerald green leaves form a dense carpet of disease resistant foliage. Plump spikes of brilliant violet flowers attract pollinators. Breeder: Dr. Jim Ault.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 4-5"
  • Spread: 14-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 4-5"
  • Spread: 14-18"
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Summer, Midsummer
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Blue Shades, Violet Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: No
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: Yes
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: Yes
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • Plant groundcover types in late summer to early fall for highest quality plants the following spring.
  • Most veronicas require vernalization to flower; plant our vernalized large plugs in spring.
  • Veronicas are generally easy to grow with average water and fertility.
  • PGRs can be used to control height on upright types if needed.

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 72 Deep
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Spring, Summer
  • Moisture in Production: Average
  • Requires Shade in Production: No
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: No
  • Vernalization Beneficial: Yes