Speedwell: Veronica spicata 'Sightseeing'
Botanical name: Veronica spicata 'Sightseeing'
Common name: spiked speedwell
description for "Speedwell: Veronica spicata 'Sightseeing'"
'Sightseeing' spiked speedwell is a new, undemanding perennial variety specially bred to begin blooming the first summer from spring sowing on plants that mature to 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall. â€˜Sightseeing's lance-shaped leaves frame tapered plumes of dainty florets in charming shades of Wedgwood blue, soft pink and pure white that attract many summer butterflies. They are wonderful cut flowers whose form and color stay fresh and beautiful for as long as two weeks in a vase. â€˜Sightseeingâ€™ begins to bloom in the first season from seed, and grow bigger and more freeflowering in subsequent years. After the first flush of bloom has finished, cut the stems of the spent flowers right back to the base of the plant and feed lightly for repeated flowering in late summer. Mulch well in cold winter areas. â€“ edited by dtd pbcouchman
Veronica spicata is native to Europe.