Veronica Seeds - Blue Bouquet
- Seed Count: 1000 Seeds
- Maturity Date: 90-100 Days from Transplanting
- Plant Height: 18-24 Inches Tall
- Flower Colors: Shades of Blue
- Growth Habit: Upright, Clump-Forming
- Sunlight Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Soil Preference: Well-Drained, Loamy to Sandy Soil
- Other Features: Attracts Pollinators and Suitable for Cut Flowers
History: The Veronica 'Blue Bouquet' is a stunning variety of the Veronica genus, well-known for its vivid blue flowers. Originating in Europe, various species of Veronica have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes and have been a part of folklore and herbal medicine for centuries. The 'Blue Bouquet' variety has been selectively bred for its vivid color and its suitability for ornamental gardening. Its upright, clump-forming habit and tall spikes of blue flowers make it a particularly appealing choice for both modern and traditional garden designs.
Uses: The Veronica 'Blue Bouquet' is a multifaceted plant with a range of applications. Its striking blue flowers make it an excellent choice for borders, adding a pop of color amongst other perennials. Additionally, the upright nature of its growth makes it suitable for narrow or small-space gardens. It is an excellent cut flower and is often featured in bouquets and floral arrangements, where it can provide both height and color. This variety is also known for attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies, making it an ideal choice for those looking to create a pollinator-friendly garden. Its tall spikes can also provide some structural interest in a garden design.
Growth Habit and Planting Instructions: Veronica 'Blue Bouquet' is relatively easy to grow and care for. It prefers well-drained soil, ranging from loamy to sandy, and can tolerate drought to some extent once established. To plant, seeds should be sown about 1/8 inch deep in prepared soil, with plants spaced about 18-24 inches apart to allow for their clump-forming habit. They can be sown directly in the garden after the last frost or started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost. These plants prefer full sun but can tolerate some partial shade. While they are relatively low-maintenance, they will benefit from regular watering, especially during dry periods. A slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring can help promote vigorous growth and abundant flowering. Deadheading spent blooms can also encourage a longer blooming period.