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Veronica spicata Magic Show® 'Purple Illusion'

Common Name:
Spike Speedwell
Plant Type:
Sun to Part Sun
Hardiness Zone:
Bloom Color:
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Garden Height:
16-18 Inches
Garden Spread:
16-18 Inches
  • Multitudes of purple flower spikes for lots of summer color
  • Tidy, compact plant, great at the front of a flower bed
  • Unfussy plant for a sunny yard

Veronica Magic Show® 'Purple Illusion has a lovely green mound of foliage that gives way to rose-purple flowers. The flower stalks rise up from the top of the plant like magic wands, and attract an array of butterflies and other pollinators. This is an easy to grow variety that not only has beauty, but strength too, so retains its shape well with no staking required.

Uses: Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Edging, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Plantings
Nature Attraction: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Long Blooming, Compact, Easy to Grow, Salt Tolerant
Growth Habit: Mounding, Clumping

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun to partial shade. Amend soil with compost before planting. Prevent powdery mildew by providing supplemental water through the heat of summer, but avoid overhead sprinkling. Shear back after flower spikes have faded for continued blooming. Easily divided in fall or early spring.

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