Veronica longifolia 'Marietta'

Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’

Speedwell

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Veronica longifolia 'Marietta'
  • Common name: Speedwell
  • Family: Plantaginaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’ is a charming speedwell cultivar, bearing tightly-packed spikes of indigo-coloured flowers set against upright stems and foliage. If deadheaded regularly, it will flower for months, throughout summer and well into autumn. To top it all, it’s a fantastic plant for pollinating insects.

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For best results, grow Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’ in full sun or partial shade in moist well-drained soil. May need staking in more exposed locations.

How to grow Veronica 'Marietta'

  • Plant size

    65cm height

    45cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do Sow in September

Do Sow in October

Do Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Veronica 'Marietta' and wildlife

Veronica 'Marietta' is known for attracting bees, beneficial insects, butterflies​/​moths and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Attractive to Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Veronica 'Marietta' poisonous?

Veronica 'Marietta' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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