Fluffy bright pink spires, the Giles Van Hees Veronica (Veronica 'Giles Van Hees'), adds lively color to your garden! The tall clusters of pink flower spikes that top mounds of dark green foliage of Veronica Giles Van Hees is a dwarf variety that adds brilliant color without sacrificing space. Making it a perfect plant for containers or the front of the border in any sized garden in the sun!
Easy to grow, Giles Van Hees will begin flowering in mid-summer, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds with its sweet nectar, and if deadheaded, a second flush of flowers returns for an encore in the fall. The showy pink blooms more than compensates for their low-growing, diminutive size! Even when not in bloom, the dense clumps of greenery look great even when not in bloom!
Hardy throughout chilly USDA growing zones 4 through 8, they only grow to a 4-6 inch height and spread to about a foot wide. Deer and rabbits generally leave these space-saving perennials alone, but pollinators flock to them in droves!
Use this plant in window boxes and in planters, small and large! Spruce up seating areas and porch patios, and add height and fillers to balcony container gardens alike! If you are looking for a showy perennial that produces gorgeous pink flowers for a long period and not take up the entire garden, then this plant is it! Tuck into those small voids between larger plants and fill in the front of the garden edge to tidy up their margins.
Add the dwarf Giles Van Hees to pocket gardens and postage stamp courtyards, Butterfly gardens that call Hummingbirds too. All pollinators adore these nectar-rich blooms! Add these adaptable perennials to Rock gardens and around your mailbox where they shine in the sun!
Herbaceous perennials Veronica is easy-to-grow in partial sun and in well-drained soil locations. Ensure your plant gets ample moisture throughout the growing season. Help further by topping off the root system with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch for moisture retention and insulation. Deadhead the blooms as they fade to encourage new blooms, and once the foliage dies back after frost, you can prune the mound.
Showy pink blooms and true dwarf size, the Giles Van Hees Veronica (Speedwell) is a vivid and prolific little bloomer that your garden, and your pollinators, adore! Hurry and order this wonderful little selection 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 'Giles Van Hees'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 inches|
|Mature Spread||10 - 12 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Pruning Time||Late Autumn|