Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica

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If you love the soulful sound of the Moody Blues® band, then you'll fall deep into a trance when you discover the soulful hues of the Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica (Veronica 'Novaverblu'). This butterflies favorite erupts with vertical spikes of intense purplish-blue flowers.

This plant is sure to receive a standing ovation when it debuts in your yard. And its stunning show is not short-lived. It shows off its flowers all summer long until the first frost! The Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica is one of those rare plants that seem to win fans from near and far for its saturated violet-blue flowers and versatility. What does the Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica do in its offseason? It still rocks pretty hard with its lance-shaped bright green leaves.

Along with you and your neighbors, this striking plant is a favorite among winged visitors, too. Known for its ability to attract butterflies, the Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica is perfect for your butterfly garden or along the driveway where it can bask in the sun and offer other pollinators a place to rest their wings. Hardy throughout USDA 4-9, Moody Blues® stays around 2 feet tall and wide, deer and rabbits tend to pass it by.

Planting and Application:

Add some energy and excitement to your garden with a few Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronicas in your perennial border. This show-stopper will also turn heads as an unbeatable mass planting or steal the hearts of visitors as a container specimen. The gorgeous blooms more than compensate for the smaller size of these perennials!

And you don't have to be a professional gardener to keep your Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica alive and well. New gardeners and busy gardeners rejoice for the ease of care and bright color that Veronica imparts on the garden making them perfect for tricky locations like around the mailbox or in Rock Gardens.

  • Brilliant Blue-Purple Spikes of Flowers
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds
  • Long-Lasting Summer Blooms
  • Lovely Small Compact Mounds
  • Glossy Deep Green Foliage
  • Small-Scale Edging & Border Gardens, Containers & Cut-Flower Gardens

#ProPlantTips For Care

Also known as Speedwell, these are extremely easy to care for and very low-maintenance. Veronica just needs full sun and well-drained soil, and it's good to go. If it's extra hot out or hasn't rained in a while, you can water it, but it does well without a lot of fuss! Top off the root system with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch for moisture retention and insulation. To keep the flower show from slowing down, you can deadhead your Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica to encourage new blooms. Once the foliage dies back after frost, you can prune the mound.

  • Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil & Regular Moisture
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Mounds Late Autumn
  • Seldom Damaged By Deer or Rabbits
  • Easy to Care For Perennials

If you love butterflies and brilliant flowers, you will love the Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica. This reliable and low-maintenance plant offers maximum blooms without consuming your day. Let the Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica add some flair to your garden as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! Order one for yourself today!

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.

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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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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130 - 149.99 41.99
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Moody Blues® Dark Blue Veronica Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Plants That Work
Botanical Name Veronica 'Novaverblu'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Dark Purple-Blue
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn