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Speedwell First Lady in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Veronica longifolia 'First Lady'

 

Speedwell 'First Lady'

Veronica plants can be annuals or perennials. (Shrub species are now classified as Hebes) They have pairs of leaves, and small flowers, usually in spikes. 'First Lady isis a compact variety, with tall spikes of long-lasting white flowers from early Summer, over a neat mound of foliage

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plant Features
  • Speedwell First Lady likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Speedwell First Lady likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Speedwell First Lady is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Speedwell First Lady likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Speedwell 'First Lady'

Latin name

Veronica longifolia 'First Lady'

type

Flowering plant

family

Plantaginaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Speedwell First Lady likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Speedwell First Lady is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Speedwell First Lady likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Speedwell First Lady likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Speedwell First Lady is 0.45meters x 0.40meters 0.45 M 0.40 M

Veronica longifolia 'First Lady'

Veronica plants can be annuals or perennials. (Shrub species are now classified as Hebes) They have pairs of leaves, and small flowers, usually in spikes. 'First Lady isis a compact variety, with tall spikes of long-lasting white flowers from early Summer, over a neat mound of foliage


Planting

From Early Autumn TO Late Spring

Plant alpine species (low growing) in any ordinary, well-drained soil in a sunny position from early Autumn to mid Spring,. The herbaceous perennial varieties should be planted between mid Autumn and late Spring in ordinary soil enriched with well rotted manure. The soil should be well drained but moisture retentive. Choose a site in full sun or partial shade. On exposed sites, stake the plants with twiggy supports.

 

Propagation by division.

From Late Winter TO Late Winter

All species except the invasive V. cinerea and C. pectinata can be propagated by division which should occur every third year.

 

Propogation by cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Late Summer

All species can be increased from 2 inch cuttings of lateral shoots, taken in mid to late Summer.

 
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