Common Name: Spike Speedwell Veronica Mona Lisa Smile

Height:22.0-24.0 Inches

Spread:22.0-24.0 Inches

Hardiness Zones:4,5,6,7,8,9

 

Flower Color:Pink shadesPurple shades

Foliage Color:Green shades

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

Water Requirements:Average Water NeedsConsistent Water Needs

 

Soil Quality:Average Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

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

Bloomtime:MidsummerLate SummerLong Blooming

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly

 

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Growth Rate:Medium

Garden Style:Patio ContainerCottageEclectic

Other Features:Border PlantContainerCut FlowerCut FoliageEasy To GrowMass PlantingSalt Tolerant

Origin:Not Native to North America

 

The famous painting of the Mona Lisa has intrigued art enthusiasts for centuries, especially her enigmatic smile. There's no mystery here, though, 'Mona Lisa Smile' will perform beautifully in your garden, producing paintbrush-like, long spikes of rosy purple flowers. This is one of the first speedwell to flower, starting about two weeks earlier than 'Very Van Gogh'. Its flowers cover most of the terrific, rounded habit.