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Veronica Venice Blue

Scientific Name : Veronica austriaca
Common Name : Speedwell
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, 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.
Fertilize monthly.
Remove foliage in the fall for clean plants in spring.
Grower Information
  • 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.
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Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      500 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Moderate
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N
      Pinching:
      Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
      Transplanting:
      35-42 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Roots quickly. Plan to pinch in liner tray.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 60 to 65°F (16 to 18°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      Yes
      Daylength:
      Day length neutral
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Yes
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Aphids
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: Plant by week 40 (North), week 45 (South) Rooted: Stick by week 35 (North), week 40 (South)
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: Plant by week 35 (North), week 40 (South) Rooted: Stick by week 30 (North), week 35 (South)
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: Plant by week 32 (North), week 37 (South) Rooted: Stick by week 28 (North), week 32 (South)
      Bloom Months:
      March to April

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