I'm growing veronicastrums this year. Lovely mid height spikes of subtle blues, whites and pinks. Nice "exclamation marks" in the borders.
Anyone growing these perennials? What varieties and opinions of them?
I have grown a lilac form for a few years. I love its height and that it doesnt need staking. It is a magnet for bees and the skeletal remains of the flowers look good into the winter. Generally a lovely plant
I've got a lilac one as well Verdun. It's good this year but doesn't increase much. Been here for years and only four stems. Apart from the last 2 years I think it's a bit dry for it
I've got blue, pink and white ones - all called something spires (obviously the plant namers with imagination had all gone home early that day) . The bees loves them and they flower for ages at the front of my borders. Had the blue ones for 3 years, and they are forming bigger clumps. The others are new this year. Would get you some pictures daisy but its dark ! Maybe tomorrow ....
Would I have beought these from Wilkos as dried up root balls under the name 'veronica'? If so I have them too and they are growing but have not flowered yet!
We have a pink one which has produced fasciated flowers every year since we got it. Makes them into a very substantial blossom.
Well in that case I have misled you - mine are veronicas (the poor cousins). However, having gone to the effort of taking photos, I am going to post them anyway.
They may not be classy, but I rather like them ..... and so do the bees