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Veronica (Speedwell) ‘Sunny Border Blue’

Perennial Plant of the Year 1993!

‘Sunny Border Blue’ has dark violet-blue spikes on emerald green, textured foliage. These flowers are great as cut flowers and also will attract butterflies into the garden.

They provide rich violet-blue long lasting color. A truly trouble-free perennial. The uniform, self-supporting habit make it a perfect edging. Neat tidy plants. Dense, narrow spikes of tiny flowers rise above the compact mounds of foliage. Care free, beautiful in or out of flower. Not fussy.

Veronica can be used as a ground cover, in mass plantings, in cottage gardens, in meadows or along borders. Try ‘Sunny Border Blue’ with Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’, Coreopsis ‘Moonbeam’ (yellow flowers) or Veronica ‘White Icicles’. Veronica is great for the first time gardener. It is also deer resistant.

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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 18-20"
Spacing 15-18"
Hardiness Zones 3-9
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Dark Glossy Green
Flower Deep Violet-Blue Spikes
Bloomtime May-August

General Information +

Botanical: Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'

Common: Speedwell

Family: Scrophulariaceae

General Characteristics: The genus Veronica includes some of the most beautiful native flowers, the Speedwells. This tall hybrid speedwell features dense, upright, terminal spikes (racemes) of dark violet-blue flowers which bloom from late May to frost. Flower spikes typically rise 18-24" tall. Wrinkled, dark green leaves (to 2" long). Good fresh cut flower. When not in bloom, the overall form is soft and round.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom.