Varpotoji veronika – Veronica spicata

Varpotoji veronika

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameVarpotoji veronika
Latin plant nameVeronica spicata L.
English plant nameSpiked Speedwell
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Groups
  • Rockery, retaining walls
  • Cemetery
  • Wild plant parterre
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • short – 21-40 cm
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
Habitusflower with expressive habitus, for design as accent
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
  • blue, blue tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
Blooming period1 month
General ornamentalityaverage decorative
Ornamentality duration, months4
Groupintermediate type perennial (grown 5-6 years)
Bioecological groupPerennial
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds and cuttings. Seeds are sown in boxes or hotbeds in Spring. 4000 - 5000 seeds per 1 gram, 1000 seedlings per 1 gram of seed sown. Seeds are small. Seeds are spread on the surface of the soil and gently pressed. Young plants are replanted to the final growing place in Spring after 1 year. The flower is propagated by non-woody 4-7 cm long cuttings between May and July. Rooting percentage is 80 – 100.

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