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Veronica Moody Blues® Mauve Improved

Scientific Name : Veronica hybrida
Common Name : Spike Speedwell
Hardiness Zone : 4b - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Water : Light
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 6 - 14" (15 - 36cm)
Height : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Width : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Compact series of first-year-flowering Veronica. Continues to cycle and bloom all season until first frost.
Idea & Tips : Prefers well-drained soil in full sun, although will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.
Grower InformationCompact series of first-year-flowering Veronica.
  • Excellent 1-gallon and 2.5-quart production with great uniformity and habit.
  • Continues to cycle and bloom all season until first frost.
  • Compact, tidy habit is great for any garden or mixed container.
  • No vernalization is required.
Noted for superior performance by Colorado State University trial in 2015.
Performance improvement over original Mauve that is longer flowering, with more flowers and a better habit. Disease resistant. 
'Balmoomaui'
Protection InformationEU PBRAF; PPAF
(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
      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 70°F (16 to 20°C)
      Light Level (fc):
      5,000 to 8,000
      Vernalization:
      No
      Daylength:
      Long day facultative
      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, White fly
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 10-14 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
      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:
      May to October

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