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Veronica - spicata 'Red Fox' / Speedwell

    Veronica - spicata 'Red Fox' / Speedwell


    Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' is a stunning herbaceous perennial known for its vibrant red-purple flowers that bloom in the summer. It is a member of the Plantaginaceae family, and is commonly referred to as spike speedwell.

    Product Characteristics:
    • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 in)
    • Flower color: Red-purple
    • Flowering period: June to September
    • Foliage: Dark green, lance-shaped
    • Sunlight requirements: Full sun to partial shade
    • Soil requirements: Well-draining, moist soil with a pH level of 5.5 to 7.0
    • Hardiness Zone: 4

    Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It makes a great addition to mixed borders, perennial gardens, rock gardens, and cottage gardens. It is also suitable for container planting.

    This plant is known for its hardiness and resistance to disease and pests. It requires minimal care and can thrive in a variety of growing conditions. The vibrant red-purple flowers are a great addition to any garden and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

    Companion Plants:

    • Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' - the fragrant lavender-blue flowers of this lavender create a lovely contrast with 'Red Fox's' pinkish-red blooms.
    • Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' - the large white flowers of this shasta daisy create a nice contrast with 'Red Fox's' pinkish-red blooms.
    • Allium 'Millenium' - the purple-pink flowers of this ornamental onion bloom at the same time as 'Red Fox' and create a colorful contrast.

    Care Instructions:
    Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' prefers moist soil that is well-draining. It should be watered regularly, especially during periods of drought. It can tolerate some shade but prefers full sun for optimal growth and flowering. Deadheading the flowers can encourage more blooms throughout the season.

    Final Thoughts:
    Veronica spicata 'Red Fox' is a beautiful and hardy perennial that is easy to grow and care for. Its striking red-purple flowers add a pop of color to any garden, and it attracts pollinators, making it a great choice for eco-conscious gardeners. With minimal care requirements and versatility in its uses, it is a great addition to any garden.