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Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell - New For 2019!

Veronica 'Lavender Lightsaber'

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Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell (Veronica 'Lavender Lightsaber') at Studley's

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell flowers

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell flowers

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Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell (Veronica 'Lavender Lightsaber') at Studley's

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell in bloom

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  16 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Brand:  Walters Gardens

Description:

Extremely easy to grow and virtually maintenance-free; flower spikes are tightly bunched and upright, producing lovely soft lavender flowers from the bottom up; makes an ideal garden accent, great in rock gardens

Ornamental Features

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell has masses of beautiful spikes of lavender flowers rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its glossy narrow leaves remain forest green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Lavender Lightsaber Speedwell is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

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