Veronica longifolia 'Marietta' (PBR)

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Buy Veronica longifolia 'Marietta' (PBR) veronica: A new disease-resistant cultivar

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A new cultivar with densely packed spikes bearing deep purple flowers, each with distinctive protruding cream anthers. Already winning awards in Holland, it shows some resistance to mildew and leaf spot. Useful for adding vertical interest to the border, it mixes well with softer lilacs as well as most shades of pink.

  • Garden care: In more exposed positions, stake with brushwood or bamboo canes before the flowers appear. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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Long flowering period

5

A long flowering plant and the most beautiful shade of blue.

JMB

Gloucestershire

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Cornish gardener

Cornwall

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Fantastic colour

3

This is quite tall for my very windy coastal garden, so I do have to provide support, but it is worth it. I love the colour and the bees love the flowers. Looking forward to more growth next year, as it is still a young plant - hoping it survives the winter okay.

Cornish gardener

Cornwall

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had it for 4 years now

5

I have heavy Clay soil and although I mix up to soil, I can only dig so deep. This plant has thrived. I need to divide it now. Must be getting 'wet feet' and surviving. If you dead head just the flower part it forms new flowers just beneath so it has flowering longevity. It looked dead back in spring so don't be impatient for signs of life. Bee's LOVE it

melimel

London

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