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Veronica Purpleicious

Scientific Name : Veronica x hybrida
Common Name : Speedwell
Hardiness Zone : 5a - 8b
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Summer, Late Spring, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 20 - 30" (51 - 76cm)
Height : 16 - 20" (41 - 51cm)
Width : 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Intense purple flowers and dark green foliage.
Idea & Tips : Full sun and moist, well-drained soil.
Grower InformationWell-branched plants have a strong, tidy habit.
  • Long-blooming variety with intense purple flowers and dark green foliage.
  • Very healthy, disease-free cultivar.
'Purpleicious'
Protection InformationPP17,639
(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.
    • 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:
      Beneficial for bulking and earlier flowering.
      Daylength:
      Long day obligate
      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
    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Not recommended
      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:
      June to August

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