Gardening Articles: Flowers :: Perennials
New Two-Toned Veronica
by A. Cort Sinnes
Veronica is a mainstay of many perennial flower gardens. It adds dramatic color and form when it blooms in midsummer. While most varieties display spikes of blue, red, pink, or white flowers, a new variety features two-toned blossoms.
Fairytale veronica has silvery green foliage on a compact, slow-spreading 16-inch-tall plant. The 7-inch, two-toned flower spikes feature light pink petals with rosy pink stamens. If the first flower stalks are cut back immediately after blooming, Fairytale will flower again in late summer. Fairytale grows best on well-drained soil in full sun. Its hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8.
For more information on 'Fairytale' veronica, go to: Wayside Gardens.