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Veronica spicata ‘Lavender Lightsaber’
Veronica spicata ‘Lavender Lightsaber’
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Veronica spicata ‘Lavender Lightsaber’

Spike Speedwell

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.540.930

Spike Speedwell is the most popular of the various Veronicas available. This selection, is a companion to V. ‘Blue Skywalker', except with soft lavender flowers covering the top half of the upright habit. Adds height to the middle of the border. Try in narrow spaces needing height, such as small city gardens or narrow borders. Highly valued for its ease of growth and long bloom time. It should have a place in every garden because it goes with everything. Removing faded spikes will keep plants in flower for much longer. Excellent for cutting. 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. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Veronica spicata ‘Lavender Lightsaber’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   70-75 cm
   27-29 inches
   45-50 cm
   18-20 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate