First Glory Veronica

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Gorgeous spires of pure royal blue, the First Glory Veronica (Veronica longifolia 'Allord') is the perfect summer flower for when you need vertical texture and color for your landscape! They punctuate the garden and add rhythm and texture - as well as call pollinators and hummingbirds to you in droves! As your eyes move across the garden, the vertical flowers poking up through the greenery force you to pause and look closer.

Speedwell is super easy to grow and will come back year after year. The "candles" are spikes of deep cobalt blue that wave above glossy green leaves. The flower spikes appear all summer, and boy do they make great cut flowers, too! Imagine the bouquet you can create. You can deadhead any spent blooms left on the plant, to truly appreciate the dark foliage through the rest of the season.

Blooming First Glory Veronica, also known as Speedwell, is cold-hardy and heat-tolerant in USDA growing zones 4-9 and grows to a 2-foot-tall upright herbaceous perennial that spreads to a tidy mound up to 18 inches wide. They don't get eaten by rabbits or deer, but they do attract butterflies and Hummingbirds in droves.

Planting and Application:

There are many uses for this Veronica: in borders, beds, in containers, or as a groundcover. It will be showy all summer while smothered in pollinators! Classic border garden, cottage garden, and cut flower garden plants in an unusual blue hue that isn't too often found in the landscape!

Plant with other similar-hued blooms like Russian Sage, False Indigo, and Blue Ice Amsonia, for a high-impact monochromatic border garden with silver and blue-green foliage plants. Or spice things up and enliven this cool color with purples, pinks, and white for a lovely combination of color that works well with evergreens, large shrubs, and Roses.

Fantastic vertical blooms for bouquets and container plantings, Veronica are wonderfully upright plants that work well in container gardens as thrillers, in borders as tall edging, or to provide vertical texture among any other kind of landscape application - both formal and informal! Brighten the moody blue of First Glory with bright First Kiss or the gleaming First Lady Veronica!

  • Spires of Royal Blue Blooms
  • Long-Lasting Blooms Bottom Up
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies
  • Glossy Deep Green Foliage
  • Vertical Border Gardens, Containers, Cut Flower & Pollinator Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Veronica perennials are easy-to-grow plants that prefer full sun locations in well-drained soil. Veronica blooms best when it gets plenty of water during the growing season to stay perfectly happy in the heat. Top off with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch for moisture retention and insulation. Deadhead blooms as soon as they fade to encourage new blooms to form. In late autumn once the foliage dies back after frost, you can clean up the mound and remove excess debris.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Regular Moisture
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Mounds Late Autumn
  • Seldom Damaged By Deer

First Glory Veronica brings unexpected color and form to the landscape - and loads of pollinators too! Reserve your hardy perennial flowering plants today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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First Glory Veronica Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Veronica longifolia 'Allord'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 15 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No