Spiked speedwell is a member of the Veronica (Speedwell) family. Its botanical name is Veronica spicata. The scientific name epithet spicata means 'bearing spikes'.
This perennial is tolerant of a range of well-drained soil types from average to dry. Amending soils, especially very heavy and light types, with generous amounts of organic matter will result in improved performance 1It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Spiked speedwell normally grows to a erect habit with a max height of 9.75 inches (that's 25.0 cm metric). Popular varieties of Spiked speedwell with home gardeners are Royal Candles, Sunny Border Blue, Red Fox, Sightseeing Mix, and Goodness Grows.
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By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Spiked speedwell about 63 days before your last frost date .
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Spiked speedwell so consider planting:
Try combining it with yellow such as Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’, Black-Eyed Susan, Daylilies and Shasta Daisies. 1
These plants will not grow well with Spiked speedwell so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Spiked speedwell plants:
Spiked speedwell is the county flower of Montgomeryshire in the United Kingdom. 2
Veronica spicata L.
Misspellings: Spiked speed well, Spiked speed-well
05 Nov 2011
Nice and compact, beautiful vivid blue flowers that last for the entire summer.
Would be great for a small garden that needs striking summer colour.
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Popular varieties of Spiked speedwell
- Royal Candles
- Sunny Border Blue
- Red Fox
- Sightseeing Mix
- Goodness Grows
- Inspire Blue
- royal blue
- Total eclipse
- Blue Fox
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