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Veronica - Christa

The Veronica Christa, is a spectacular perennial that is nearly impossible to find in America. Originally popular in the European cut-flower industry, adventurous gardeners around the world have started to take notice of this plant. 'Christa' puts a new twist on a traditional garden perennial. Like other Veronicas, this plant thrives in full sun and rich well-drained soils. But the unique flower spikes of 'Christa' are electric blue and end in an unusual and beautiful chartreuse-green flattened cockscomb. This Veronica is dazzling in mixed borders and its 18" stems are perfectly suited to cut-flower arrangements. The new cockscomb shape is sure to to become all the rage in home gardens as well as the cut-flower industry. This unique perennial is worthy of a premium spot in the border where it has plenty of sunshine and well draining soil and can be admired by all. Veronica 'Christa' is hardy in zones 4-7 and zone 8 in regions with low humidity.

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Plant Facts

Family Veronica 'Christa'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 14 - 18 inches
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 4-7
Moisture Moist, Well Drained
Mature Form Upright
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Purple
Bulb Type Tuberous Root
Bulb Spacing 6 - 8 inches
Flowering Period June to October

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