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VERONICA spicata 'Alba'
Commonly known as Spiked speedwell
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Deciduous - lance-shaped to linear, toothed, greyish-green, hairy leaves to 8cm (3in) long
Height - 30-60cm (12-24in)
Spread - 45cm (18in)
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - mat-forming perennial with rooting stems. Produces star-shaped flowers in dense, pyramidal, terminal racemes to 30cm (12in) long
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F) - borderline
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - downy mildew, powdery mildew, leaf spot
Place of origin - Europe to Turkey, central and eastern Asia
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile
Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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