• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Clumps reach 18 to 22 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Spring to Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:veh-RON-ih-ka lon-jee-FOH-lee-uh
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Clumps reach 18 to 22 in. tall, 12 to 16 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring to Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage, Mediterranean
    Companion PlantsGaura (Gaura); Beard Tongue (Pennstemon);Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, moist, loamy, fast-draining soils; avoid soggy, poorly drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Remove spent flower spikes to encourage additional bloom. Feed monthly during growing season. Remove old, faded foliage before new foliage emerges in early spring.
    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
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.