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Veronica longifolia 'Blauriesin'

 
Veronica longifolia 'Blauriesin'
Synonym(s) V. l. 'Blue giantess'. Pseudolysimachion longifolium
Common name long-leaf speedwell
Family scrophulariaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z4-8)
Flowers blue spikes (summer)
Size 3-4'
Light full sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil, needs good drainage in winter
From seed germinates at room temperature with exposure to light
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensearly October

Attractive serrated deep-green foliage in a rosette, which sends up a central flower spike in early summer, with several side spikelets. Supposed to be a good cutflower.

long-leaf speedwell
The foliage still gleams in October
Veronica longifolia 'Blauriesin'
Silly things still flowering in mid-November
long-leaf speedwell
Pseudo-variegation due to some kind of stress in May

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: side garden, back yard

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 65F with light (>57%G, 6-12d)
  2. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F with light (88%G, 6-10d)
  3. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F with light (60+%G, 5-7d)
  4. Seed from '08 garden. Baggy 70F with light (80%G, 6-10d)


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