Cross of Veronica spicata x Veronica longifolia x Veronica Blue Bomb®
Asexual propagation is strictly prohibited
Veronica, commonly known as Speedwell or bird’s-eye, is recommended as a reliable garden plant, prized by gardeners, nice-looking and attracting attention for their elegancy. These long-blooming, easy care perennials show their spiky flowers throughout Spring and Summer and even early Autumn. Their popularity increased during recent years, due to the introduction of many hybrid cultivars with new colours and improved plant forms. Whether planted at the front, middle or back of the border, their slender wands enliven the garden with colour. Flowers at the base of the inflorescence bloom first, with subsequent buds opening steadily in an upward fashion.
Though there are about 250 different species of Veronica known, the so-called ‘spiked speedwell’, Veronica spicata is one of the most attractive species which is familiar to gardeners. Veronica spicata and their hybrids are easily to grow, clump forming perennials for the sunny border. Most are relatively compact and have upright well-branched flower spikes and can be long-lived, provided that garden soils drain freely, which is especially important during winter months. Veronica spicata itself requires little maintenance and is absolutely hardy. A midsummer shearing after the first bloom promotes healthy new, basal foliage and encourages late summer flowering. Plants grown in less light will not bloom as profusely and may become lax or open in habit.
Veronica hybrid Blue Mountains is the result of a new concept in Veronica breeding. One of the parents is the extremely popular Veronica hybrid Blue Bomb®. Veronica hybrid Blue Mountains® was chosen by perennial specialists out of several selections. It has been tested for three successive years. Veronica hybrid Blue Mountains® is a multi-branched, so-called bomb-type. This outstanding, very floriferous variety, is extremely showy. The plant does not start sprawling open mid- season, like the old varieties, leaving a brown, empty centre rimmed with a few flowers. On the contrary, Veronica hybrid Blue Mountains® does none of that. It is sturdy and upright all summer, even into fall, providing a great exclamation point for the perennial border. The dark green foliage goes all the way to the ground. It is a durable plant of medium height(35cm), with blooms which colour the garden from late Spring into early Autumn. The colour is something special, dark grey blue with contrasting hot pink stamen. The numerous individual flower buds colours the plant from the bottom to the top even when the flowers are not open still. The density of the individual flower buds on the stem is remarkable and causes a special colour effect. This top-rated, ultra-hardy bomb-type speedwell exhibits strong habits and excellent flower production throughout the season. The floriferous nature of the Veronica hybrid BLUE MOUNTAINS® is evident. It attracts butterflies as well. When deadheading(removing) the spent flowers , new flowers occur constantly.