Veronica spicata Royal Candles

Royal Candles Speedwell

 
  • Veronica spicata Royal Candles Speedwell, 97386
  • Veronica spicata Royal Candles Speedwell, 97386

Veronica spicata Royal Candles (Royal Candles Speedwell) is an outstanding upright growing speedwell with large, attractive deep-green leaves and long blooming spikes of deep purple-blue flowers. Perennial plant.

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Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU 97386

Details

10-12" 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.
SKU 97386
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
Flower Color Purple
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Mature Spread 12-15" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average
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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Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

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High Country GardensVeronica spicata Royal Candles
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (8)
  • Healthy (6)
  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Hardy (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (8)
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    • Avid gardener (6)
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    • Personal (9)

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5.0

Singin' the blues...

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from Chicago, IL

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

    At first I was VERY unhappy when I opened my plant carton and discovered Royal Candles as a replacement plant. Really? Instead of a ground-hugging, 2 incher? So I had to pop it in somewhere and the only spot was in a large (c4 foot) planter. I didn't really pay attention after watering it in during the first week but then, coming home one day and passing the planter, I was stopped in my tracks! There were these blue -- and I mean blue, not wimpy dark lilac passing for blue, not purple near blue, but BLUE! -- spikes. I'm not the only one that loves them -- my bumblebee friends treat this plant like an open bar. As soon as there's an opening somewhere in the gardens, I'll be putting in more. I love seeing drunken bumblebees.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Smart color added to my bland apartment's butterfly garden

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    from Chicago,IL

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive

    Cons

    • Small In Size
    • The Size Is Medium Height

    Best Uses

    • Container Garden's
    • Front Of My Apartment
    • Garden
    • Patio
    • Smaller Size Gardens

    Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

    I needed a touch of color added to my front yard. I live in an apartment and we had a small area that only grew weeds. Until I decided to make a small butterfly garden which I'm still adding to it. So I wanted some blues,purples and I found these in the catalog during a sale. After added them in the ground some squirrels came and moved them and ate the others. Luckily these grew back and they look just like the pictures above. Next I added lavender & marigolds to stop the squirrels.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Smart color added to my bland apartment's butterfly garden

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    from Chicago,IL

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Vivid Purple Ish Hue

    Cons

    • Small In Size
    • The Size Is Medium Height

    Best Uses

    • Front Of My Apartment
    • Garden

    Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

    I needed a touch of color added to my front yard. I live in an apartment and we had a small area that only grew weeds. Until I decided to make a small butterfly garden which I'm still adding to it. So I wanted some blues,purples and I found these in the catalog during a sale. After added them in the ground some squirrels came and moved them and ate the others. Luckily these grew back and they look just like the pictures above. Next I added lavender & marigolds to stop the squirrels.

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    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I have bought the product several times!

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    from Tuttle, OK

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    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Outdoors
      • Rain Gardens

      Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

      These plants are extremely happy in my three rain gardens. They are fairly large and happy with the amount of water they get and bloom throughout the entire summer.

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      5.0

      Love this variety!

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      from Denver CZo

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      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden

        Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

        I love this variety and have bought more plants year after year for my garden. They are prolific and very long flowering and quite hardy in our unpredictable Denver cold and heat. Highly recommended! Definitely one of my favorite perennials.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        veronica royal candles

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        from houston, tx

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        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

            It hasn't bloomed, but it has grown well, so I expect that it will bloom this year. Houston's climate is harsh, so many plants focus on getting established in the first year.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful Showy Plant

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            from Missouri

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            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

              We live in Zone 6. This is the second year for this plant and it over wintered very well. This year it has produced showy blooms and a significant increase in plant size. A very attractive addition to our landscape.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Look Good

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              from Sheridan, WY

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              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden

                Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

                They dind't bloom last year. All three plants survived a difficult winter that killed a lot of established perennials. Despite a cold spring, they are growing nicely and beginning to bud - they look nice and I'm excited to see them bloom.

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                • Personal

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                What a show!

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                from Chicago IL

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Hardy
                • Healthy
                • Long lasting blooms

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Garden

                  Comments about High Country Gardens Veronica spicata Royal Candles:

                  Bloomed like crazy all summer starting right after planting

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