Some plants demand to be seen and this picturesque veronica certainly makes an impression. The flowers, that emerge green and transition to a radiant purple, are reminiscent of the long brush strokes used by the artist Vincent Van Gogh in his many impressionistic oil paintings. 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 purple to your garden, then 'Very Van Gogh' is a very good choice.
|Bloom Color:||Radiant purple and green|
|Bloom Period:||Mid to late summer|
|Genus & Species:||Veronica 'Very Van Gogh'|
|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, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Veronica 'Very Van Gogh' - 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.