Position – Full sun or part shade
Soil – Moist but well-drained
Flowering Period –Summer
Hardiness – Fully Hardy
Veronica are best planted in a moist but well-drained, loam-based soil within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Veronica are well suited to flower beds and borders within cottage and informal garden settings or can be used as garden edging.
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At the time of planting, amend the soil with a generous amount of compost or organic matter as this will improve overall growing conditions. Dig a hole twice the depth and width as the root ball and water thoroughly and deeply after planting.
In summer, apply a 5cm (2in) layer of mulch to retain moisture levels, provide vital nutrients and suppress weeds. Keep the soil moist, especially during periods of drought. You may wish to stake taller varieties if they are planted in exposed areas. Deadhead spent flowers to extend and encourage a healthier bloom time.
It is possible to propagate Veronica by division in autumn or spring.
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