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Veronica × ‘Purple Explosion’
Veronica × ‘Purple Explosion’
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Veronica × ‘Purple Explosion’

Hybrid Speedwell

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.540.840

A hybrid Speedwell from the ‘Explosion’ Series that shows great promise. This selection forms a bushy, upright clump of dark-green leaves, bearing upright wands of violet-purple flowers spikes. Removing faded spikes will encourage more buds to form. Stems are excellent for cutting. More compact than other V. longifolia selections, this should not usually need to be staked. Likely hardy to Zone 3 or colder. USPPP: unlicensed propagation prohibited.

Further details for
Veronica × ‘Purple Explosion’

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
Blooming Time
  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
   40-45 cm
   16-18 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.