Common Name: Spike Speedwell Veronica M.Show Enchanted Indigo

Height: 16.0-18.0 Inches

Spread: 16.0-18.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones: 4,5,6,7,8

Flower Color: Purple shades

Foliage Color: Green shades

Sunlight: Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) or Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements: Average Water Needs or Consistent Water Needs

Soil Quality: Average Soil Quality or Fertile Soil Quality

Soil Chemistry: Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0) or Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) or Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)

Bloomtime: Early Summer or Midsummer or Long Blooming

Attracts Wings: Attracts Butterflies or Bee Friendly

Critter Resistant: Deer Resistant

Growth Rate: Medium

Garden Style: Patio Container or CottageEclectic

Other Features: Border Plant or Container or Cut Flower or Cut Foliage or Easy To Grow or Mass Planting or Salt Tolerant

Origin: Not Native to North America

 

This picture perfect perennial forms a fairly short, compact, full clump of bright green, somewhat glossy foliage topped with enchanting royal purple flower wands in early to midsummer. The foliage and flowers are nicely balanced, with the flowers comprising about half of the plant’s total height.  Like magic, ‘Enchanted Indigo’ often sends out a new flush of foliage and flowers in late summer and early fall.

In our trials, we were impressed by the uniformity and consistency of habit on this new and improved Veronica. Try planting it in combination containers or near the front of the flower border paired with DAISY MAY® Leucanthemum and BRAZEN RAISIN™ 

 

Gardening Tips:

This perennial is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil types. Amending soils, especially very heavy and light types, with generous amounts of organic matter will result in improved performance. Although tolerant of partial shade, it will flower better in full sun. Deadheading will promote additional blooms. Shear back the foliage if it becomes worn-looking after flowering.