Summer flowering herbaceous perennial
Description: Showy terminal spikes of lavender-blue, funnel-shaped flowers; dark green, slender, lance-shaped leaves
Habit: Grows 3-4' high, in flower, and 2-3' wide; clump forming, upright habit
Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and moist to wet soil conditions
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin: Europe, Asia
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Rabbit and deer resistant. Cut flower
Long-leaved Speedwell (Veronica longifolia) is a showy garden perennial, native to central and northeastern Europe to southwest Asia, Korea, and China, that has been cultivated in gardens since the 1730's. Veronica is a large, diverse Eurasian genus with over 250 species. Long-leaf Speedwell is a good cut-flower and useful in the perennial border or meadow plantings. The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.
Long-leaved Speedwell (Veronica longifolia) arrives in a 3.5" pot.