• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Grows to 4 - 8 in. tall and 10 - 12 in. wide
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    Blooms:
    Violet-blue flower spikes in late spring to summer.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:veh-RON-ih-ka spi-KAH-tuh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Compact
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Grows to 4 - 8 in. tall and 10 - 12 in. wide
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Violet-blue flower spikes in late spring to summer.
    Flower color:Violet-blue
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasPlant this handsome perennial in the rockery or tuck it into corners of the border where the violet blue flower spikes will stand out. Stunning when combined with the bright yellows of Coreopsis.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Performs in all soil types, provided it is well drained. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Shear lightly after blooming to encourage fresh foliage and possibly repeat flowering in the autumn. Clumps are easily divided in spring or early fall.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.