Veronica spicata Royal Candles

Royal Candles Speedwell

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.
Zones3 - 8
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
10 to 20"
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Height10-12" tall
Mature Spread12-15" wide
Bloom TimeSummer
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SizeNo
SKUHC016241

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Veronica spicata Royal Candles (Royal Candles Speedwell) is a favorite perennial and one of the showiest, longest blooming selections in 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 plant’s dark green foliage for the rest of the growing season. Cut back in spring. 'Royal Candles' makes a wonderful small-scale edging plant along sidewalks and paths. Try it with Penstemon pinifolius, Aquilegia or Nepeta. Great in containers too!
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Associated SKUsHC016241
HC014323 (Plant - 5" Deep Pot)
HC015796 (Tray of 18)
Common Name
Royal Candles Speedwell
Botanical Name
Veronica spicata Royal Candles
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Blue, Purple
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Mature Spread
12-15" wide
Bloom Time
Summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
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
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Ideal Region
Anywhere In The US
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit Of Measure
Tray
Ships To Canada
No
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Shipping
ZoneShipping Status
Zone 2Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 3Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 4Shipping begins the week of September 2nd, 2019
Zone 5Shipping begins the week of September 9th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of September 16th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of September 23rd, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of September 30th, 2019
Zone 9Shipping begins the week of October 7th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of October 14th, 2019

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