Seaside Veronica (Veronica x ‘Seaside’ PPAF)
True ocean blue spires, the Seaside Veronica plant (Veronica x ‘Seaside’ PPAF) forms gorgeous rockets of slender blooms that bees, butterflies and hummingbirds adore! The mounds of toothy lance-shaped leaves are glossy dark green, but all summer – all eyes are on those blue plumes!
Perfect for coastal gardens and cut flower arrangements, Seaside is a sturdy, vigorous and upright-growing perennial plant with a lovely herbal fragrance! The essential oil has been used to scent candles, medicinal and beauty products, and in aromatherapy! Imagine what the scent will do for you with this lovely plant in your garden beds and porch containers!
Seaside Veronica is very cold-hardy and highly adaptable throughout USDA growing zones 3 through 8. But Seaside really earned its name due to their heat tolerance and exceptional salt tolerance! These herbaceous perennials grow to a tidy 18-24 inches tall and form compact mounds of greenery 18-20 inches wide.
The vertical texture of these candle-like plumes lights up the garden and adds motion to the sun garden! Classic border garden, cottage garden, and Rock Garden plants, they are the perfect addition to a cut flower garden! Fantastic vertical blooms for bouquets and vase arrangements, Seaside allows you to enjoy the radiant blooms indoors as well as outside! Those eye-catching blue blooms are striking against evergreen hedges and paired with plants with silver foliage.
Add vertical interest among other plants in porch and patio container gardens and in mixed planters as fillers. Perfect in borders and along walkways as edging, or to add bright color to any large or small-scale landscape. Use Veronica as a back-of-the-border pop of soothing color that catches the eye!
Speedwell is an easy-to-grow herbaceous perennial that flowers brilliantly in partial sun in well-drained soil locations. Ensure Veronica gets regular moisture throughout the growing season to keep blooming despite the heat. Provide a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch for moisture retention and insulation. Deadhead as soon as the blooms fade to encourage new blooms to form. Once the foliage dies back after frost, you can prune the mound to remove excess debris. Veronica are heat and saline-resistant, and deer-tolerant plants!
Salt and heat-tolerant Seaside Veronica has earned its place in coastal gardens and porch planters anywhere in the sun garden!
|Common name||Seaside Veronica|
|Botanical name||Veronica x 'Seaside' PPAF|
|Height||18 - 24 inches|
|Width||18 - 20 inches|
|Soil condition||Well Drained Soil|
|Pruning time||Early Spring|