Scientific Name : Veronica austriaca
Common Name : Speedwell
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring
Plant Habit : Spreading
Characteristics : Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Venice Blue has bright blue flowers and attractive habit, and is deer and rabbit resistant.
Idea & Tips : Plant in sunny location with well-drained soils.
Remove foliage in the fall for clean plants in spring.
- Easy-to-grow variety makes an excellent season extender!
- Requires less vernalization than other austriaca types.
- Strong, upright stems for outstanding show at retail and in the garden.
- Early Spring-flowering variety loves heat.
Protection Information : PP27,555
(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
500 ppm IBA
50-75 ppm N
Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
35-42 days after sticking
Nights: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
5,000 to 8,000
Day length neutral
Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
PGRs generally not needed
Unrooted: Plant by week 40 (North), week 45 (South) Rooted: Stick by week 35 (North), week 40 (South)
Unrooted: Plant by week 35 (North), week 40 (South) Rooted: Stick by week 30 (North), week 35 (South)
Unrooted: Plant by week 32 (North), week 37 (South) Rooted: Stick by week 28 (North), week 32 (South)
March to April
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