VERONICA orchidea 'Blue Fingers'

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VERONICA orchidea 'Blue Fingers'

Speedwell, Bird's Eye
(spicata ssp. orchidea)
Select Item No. VA183


1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Special Features: Brilliant medium blue, sturdy flowering spikes. The little known European Veronica orchidea, an endangered species in Austria, was once considered a subspecies of the horticulturally popular Veronica spicata.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2013. Jelitto began observing this Veronica in 1996 but it took many years to realize the full potential.
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: medium blue
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: single
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z9
Foliage: wide, glossy
Growth Habit: clumping / compact
Height with Flowers: 45 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained
Characteristics: groundcover
Usage: for the rock garden / suitable for cutting
Portion weight: 0.02 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 0.08333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
0.5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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