Goodness Grows Veronica

Veronica x 'Goodness Grows'

A lovely, upright groundcover producing tall stalks of violet-blue flowers throughout the growing season. This easy-to-grow perennial adds a deep, vibrant accent wherever it is used. Great in decorative containers, low borders or mass plantings.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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LoreSpeedwell as it was known in colonial times was used as a remedy for a variety of household ailments, but it has been proven to have negligible medicinal value.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growth to 12 in. tall and as wide.
Bloom TimeSummer into fall
Design IdeasRich blue spike flowers belong in the American country style and the English cottage garden. Veronica is superior color for the perennial border and to flesh out foundation planting. Does exceptionally well at the edges of shade gardens under old canopy trees. Excels in mixed borders.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsGroup with other high profile perennials such as Amber Waves Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Amber Waves'), Helen Johnson Mullein, (Verbascum x 'Helen Johnson'), Winter Glow Bergenia, (Bergenia cordifolia 'Winterglut') and Guardian White Delphinium, (Delphinium elatum 'Guardian White'). Try it with Ruby Star Coneflower, (Echinacea purpurea 'Ruby Star'), Gateway Joe Pye Weed, (Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway') and the Sunshine Selections Lenten Rose, (Helleborus x hybridus 'Sunshine Selections').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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