Sunny Border Blue Veronica

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The Sunny Border Blue Veronica (Veronica spicata), also known as Speedwell, is an easy-to-grow perennial that adds beauty to any garden. This Veronica produces wonderful dark lilac-blue flowers that bloom all summer, and if deadheaded, rebloom in fall.

Sunny Border Blue is a previous winner of the Perennial of the Year, and one can see why. Veronica Sunny Border Blue has erect stems that rise above the attractive dark green, ribbed and serrated leaves. Fast-growing and low-growing edging, the violet-blue vertical accents light up the garden, and planters on your porch, or in your bouquets indoors!

This space-saving and vibrantly colored Veronica is very cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 4 through 9 and are wonderfully deer and rabbit-resistant unless they are desperate! Very easy-to-grow herbaceous perennials, the vibrant lilac coloration shines in the partial shade and dappled sun areas of your garden!

Planting and Application:

Sunny Border Blue can be used as a ground cover and edging, in mass plantings, and of course, use Sunny Border Blue along borders! Weave and wind these blooms throughout the garden without sacrificing space! However, you will gain loads of brilliant color, pollinators, and butterflies! Add to a Hummingbird garden with some feeders and a bird bath to enjoy the blur of flying jewels as they visit your garden gems!

Accentuate a sunny garden bed, or add vertical interest among other plants in porch and patio container gardens! Sunny Border Blue works well in mixed planters as fillers, in borders as short edging, or to add bright color to any large or small landscape. Fantastic vertical blooms for bouquets and vase arrangements, allowing you to enjoy the radiant blooms indoors as well as outside!

  • Award-Winning Saturated Violet Spires
  • Long-Lasting Summer Blooms
  • Lovely Small Compact Mounds
  • Butterflies & Hummingbirds Galore
  • Glossy Deep Green Foliage
  • Small-Scale Edging & Border Gardens, Containers & Cut-Flower Gardens

#ProPlantTips For Care

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.

  • Blooms Best in Full Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Regular Moisture Needs
  • Deadhead For Rebloom & Prune Mounds Late Autumn
  • Seldom Damaged By Deer or Rabbits

Let this Veronica create a splash of dark lilac-blue summer color that will last into fall! Order the vibrant Sunny Border Blue Speedwell today from NatureHills.com and fill your vases and pollinators' bellies!

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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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.

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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Sunny Border Blue Veronica Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Veronica spicata 'Sunny Border Blue'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Autumn