Alt Information

Veronica ‘Sonja’
Veronica ‘Sonja’
Garden Diary

Date purchased or acquired:

Where acquired:

Location in the garden:


The next time you are buying perennials please look for our helpful labels and blue pots, and remember "The best perennials come out of the blue"!

Veronica ‘Sonja’

Tall Speedwell

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.540.460

One of the taller selections of Speedwell, making a great display in the summer garden, and exceptional for cutting. This forms a bushy, upright mound of bright green leaves, bearing long branching spikes of bright magenta-pink flowers in early to midsummer. If faded spikes are faithfully removed plants should continue to flower into late summer. May require staking to keep plants from flopping. Flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Easily divided in spring. Selected and introduced by Brent Horvath of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens in Illionois, and named for his sister Sonja.

Further details for
Veronica ‘Sonja’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Attracts Hummingbirds
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.