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Georgia Blue (see Veronica)
Ideal planting time: Winter.
Plant type: Sunny Border Blue & spicata are herbaceous perennials
Aspect: Full sun is ideal but these plants will tolerate light shade (although often with fewer flowers).
Soil: Rich, well draining.
Watering: Water well for best results.
Fertilising: Apply a complete fertiliser annually in late Winter to early Spring.
Frost tolerances: Hardy.
Uses & comments: To keep the plant vigorous for many years, divide and replant every 2 - 3 years.
Upright types with flowering spikes: - 'Veronica' & 'Sunny
- Veronica: Veronica spicata
- Sunny Border Blue = Veronica spicata x Veronica longifolia 'Sunny Border Blue'
- Veronica: 25- 30cm tall x 20cm.
- Sunny Border: 45-60cm tall x 40-50cm.
Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at the surface;
- Sunny Border: 40-50cm apart &
- Veronica: 20-25cm apart.
- Sunny Border: Spr- Sum.
- Veronica: early Sum - late Aut.
Pruning required: Pruning spent flowers during the season to produce more blooms over a longer period and cut the entire plant back in late Autumn to early Winter.
- Veronica: Cool to temp.
- Sunny Border: Cool to sub-tropical.
Ground cover types of Veronicas: 'Georgia Blue'
Name: Veronica peduncularis 'Georgia Blue'
Plant type: Evergreen perennial
Size: 5-10cm tall x 60cm wide
Depth & spacing: Plant with the crown at the surface and 40-60 apart
Flowering time: Spring to Autumn
Pruning required: Trim after the flower flush times Trim after each flush of flowers to achieve 2 -3 in a year!
Climatic tolerances: Cool to temperate