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Veronica longifolia 'Melanie White'

Melanie White Speedwell

Speedwell

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An elegant selection, great for borders, containers, and rock gardens; numerous spikes of brilliant white flowers rise in early summer above rich, dark green, lance shaped foliage; prune spent blooms to encourage re-blooming; mildew resistant

Description

An elegant selection, great for borders, containers, and rock gardens; numerous spikes of brilliant white flowers rise in early summer above rich, dark green, lance shaped foliage; prune spent blooms to encourage re-blooming; mildew resistant

Landscape Attributes

Melanie White Speedwell is a dense herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Melanie White Speedwell is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Melanie White Speedwell will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 16 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

4a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 inches (24 inches with the flowers)

18 inches

Deer Resistant:

true

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