Some plants demand to be seen and this picturesque veronica stands out from the crowd. The flowers emerge as green spikes and transition to a pretty pink. They are reminiscent of a high quality painting and the stand out in the garden thanks to their beauty and vertical quality. The bottle brush like spikes proliferate during a long bloom period from mid to late summer. You'll find that pollinators flock to the flowers of veronica, which are wonderful additions to a cut flower arrangement. Veronica is an easy to grow perennial that can tolerate part shade and makes a wonderful mid-level flower for a border garden, patio container or raised bed. The green and purple shades pair well with warm oranges and yellows or cooler blues and greens. If you are looking for an easy to care for mid-sized plant that will bring multiple shades of pink and green to your garden, then 'Perfectly Picasso' is a perfectly good choice.
Photo Credit: Walter Gardens
|Bloom Color:||Lovely pink and green|
|Bloom Period:||Mid to late summer|
|Genus & Species:||Veronica 'Perfectly Picasso'|
|Mature Height:||18 to 20 inches|
|Mature Spread:||20 to 24 inches|
|Plant Spacing:||10 to 12 inches|
|Planting Depth:||Even with the base of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Does well in average to fertile soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full to Part sun|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Veronica 'Perfectly Picasso' - Spike Speedwell
Veronica can tolerate a wide range of well-drained soil types and adding organic matter to clay or infertile soil will improve growth and reduce maintenance. Even thought it can tolerate part-sun, it will flower better in full sun. Deadheading will promote additional blooms. Shear back the foliage if it becomes worn-looking after flowering.