Learning Download: How to Grow Veronica
Veronica is also known as Speedwell. It is a perennial that is very easy to grow. It blooms in long spikes with small petals. This plant grows in clusters, and it can range in height from 1 to 3 feet tall.
Before Planting: Veronica plants require full sun and do best in moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Planting: Seeds can be planted in the fall in a cold frame after the dangers of frost have passed.
Watering: Make sure this plant receives at least 1 inch of rainfall or water each week.
Fertilizer: Veronica does not require much fertilizer, but you can add a light layer of compost each spring to add nutrients to the soil.
Days to Maturity: Veronica blooms will last from spring to fall.
Harvesting: Veronica is a great cut flower to display in bouquets because it is long-lasting and it has height, making it easy to cut.
Tips: Gardeners should deadhead the spent blooms to prolong the plant’s blooming period, and be sure to cut the stems back to only an inch or two above the ground after the first killing frost.