Veronica spicata Royal Candles
Royal Candles Speedwell
Details10-12" tall x 12-15" wide. Veronica spicata Royal Candles (Royal Candles Speedwell) is an outstanding perennial and one of the showiest hybrids of this genus. A durable plant with a low, compact mat of attractive 2" long leaves, it puts on a stunning display of deep purple-blue flower spikes. 'Royal Candles' is easily cultivated in average garden conditions in sun to part sun locations. A standout bloomer, it colors the garden from late spring into mid-summer. Deadhead the faded flower spikes to show off the plants dark green foliage for the rest of the growing season. Cut back in spring. 'Royal Candles' was selected as a chance garden hybrid in Kent, England that makes a wonderful small scale groundcover or edging plant along sidewalks and paths.
97386 (Plant - 5" deep pot)
97386F (Plant - Flat of 18)
|Common Name||Royal Candles Speedwell|
|Botanical Name||Veronica spicata Royal Candles|
|Zones||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||10-12" tall|
|Mature Spread||12-15" wide|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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