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Veronica spicata Red Fox
Veronica spicata Red Fox
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Veronica spicata Red Fox

Spike Speedwell

USDA Zone: 4-8

Plant number: 1.540.210

(='Rotfuchs') Spike Speedwell is the most popular of the various Veronicas available. This compact selection forms a bushy clump of dark-green leaves, bearing spikes of deep-pink flowers through the summer months. Removing faded spikes will keep plants in flower for much longer. Excellent for cutting. Clumps may be pruned hard if they get floppy. Easily divided in fall or early spring. Powdery mildew is sometimes a problem, but growing plants in a moist site will help to prevent this disease. Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Further details for
Veronica spicata Red Fox

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
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
   30-40 cm
   12-16 inches
   30-35 cm
   12-14 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate