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Veronica longifolia Skyward™ Blue

Scientific Name : Veronica hybrid
Common Name : Long-Leaf Speedwell
Hardiness Zone : 4b - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -20°F (-29°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 16 - 19" (41 - 48cm)
Height : 14 - 18" (36 - 46cm)
Width : 14 - 17" (36 - 43cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : This Veronica offers a high flower count on a dense, upright habit for a rewarding addition to any garden.
Idea & Tips : Prefers well-drained soil in full sun, although will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.
Grower InformationSkyward’s dense, compact habit and sturdy stems make it a premium product.
  • Durability ensures plants grow and ship without breakage, for more salable plants.
  • Naturally compact habit reduces the need for additional pinching or PGRs – keeping labor and chemical costs down.
  • Powdery mildew resistant.
  • This pollinator plant boasts a high flower count and continuous blooming – for a beautiful presentation in the garden.

University of Georgia Plants of Distinction

Protection InformationEU PBR65814; PP34,922
(Flowering Only License)
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
      50-75 ppm N
      Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
      35-42 days after sticking
      Roots quickly. Plan to pinch in liner tray. Too wet will delay rooting.
    • Media pH:
      Nights: 50 to 55°F (10 to 13°C) Days: 60 to 70°F (16 to 21°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Long day facultative
      Allow media to dry slightly between watering.
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      Aphids, white fly
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 14-16 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 16-18 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      April to September

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