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  • Veronica longifolia Forever Blue Bloom

Veronica longifolia Forever Blue

Scientific Name : Veronica longifolia
Common Name : Spike Speedwell
Hardiness Zone : 4b - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -25°F (-32°C)
Blooming Season : Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 20 - 24" (51 - 61cm)
Height : 16 - 18" (41 - 46cm)
Width : 18 - 20" (46 - 51cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : This striking Veronica produces continuous, deep blue flowers throughout the late-Spring and Summer season.
Idea & Tips : Prefers well-drained soil in full sun, although will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions.
Grower InformationNo seed set for longer blooming.
  • Striking Veronica produces continuous, deep blue flowers throughout Summer to Fall.
  • Excellent branching.
  • Rich, deep blue color.
  • Mildew resistant.
  • Larger than Moody Blues.
'Balverevlu'
Protection InformationPP31,087
(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 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
    • 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:
      June to October

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