Gorgeous spires of bright pink, the First Kiss Veronica (Veronica longifolia 'Allkiss') is the perfect summer flower for when you need vertical texture and eye-catching color in your landscape! They punctuate the garden and add rhythm and texture - like a peck on the cheek that makes you blush, as well as pollinators and hummingbirds to your yard in droves! The long-lasting pops of color are sure to delight every one of your garden visitors for most of the growing season!
First Kiss is super easy to grow and will come back year after year. The "candles" are spikes of bright pink that wave above glossy, toothy green leaves. The flower spikes appear all summer and provide you with lovely cut flowers! Just imagine the bouquets you can create! Between the flushes of blooms, you'll truly appreciate the dark foliage through the rest of the season as filler and edging.
These are long-lasting blooms that flower from the bottom up, and First Kiss Veronica, also known as Speedwell, is cold-hardy and heat-tolerant in USDA growing zones 4-9. Growing to a 2-foot-tall upright herbaceous perennial that spreads to a tidy mound also 24 inches wide. Usually avoided by rabbits or deer, they do attract butterflies and Hummingbirds in droves for them to sip the ample nectar.
There are many uses for this Veronica in the border garden, sunny garden bed, in containers, or as edging. Add a pretty pink 'kiss' to your landscape! First Kiss will remain showy all summer and feed flocks of visiting pollinators! Classic border garden, cottage garden, and cut flower garden plants in an awesome bright pink hue that enlivens the landscape!
Use First Kiss as a mid-level or front-of-the-border vertical height that waves and catches the eye as you scan your garden. Though the butterflies fluttering may attract your attention first. Enjoy seeing the blur of wings from Hummingbirds as they stop by for a visit too. The cheerful pink color sparkles in the sun, mix with other pinks and softens harsh red hues, or contrast with blues and purples. Try mixing First Kiss with First Lady Veronica, or with violet First Match!
Fantastic vertical blooms for bouquets and container gardens, that way you can keep the vivid pink color close by. First Kiss Veronica perennials are wonderfully upright plants that work well in mixed planters as thrillers, in borders as tall edging, or to provide vertical texture among any other kind of formal and informal landscape applications.
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.
As special as your first smooch, the First Kiss Veronica brings unexpected bright color and form to the landscape - and loads of pollinators too! Reserve your hardy Speedwell and many other flowering perennial plants today at NatureHills.com!
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.
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|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 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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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Veronica longifolia 'Allkiss'|
|Mature Height||20 - 24 inches|
|Mature Spread||18 - 24 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil||Well Drained Soil|
|Pruning Time||After Flowering|