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Veronica First Lady

White Veronica First Lady, Veronica longifolia, Speedwell View Larger Image
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Veronica First Lady is a compact perennial with long-lasting, spiky white blooms. Blooms are plentiful upon a mound of deep-green foliage. Great in both borders and containers and deer resistant. (Veronica longifolia)

Zones 4 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Plants for Small Spaces
Plants for Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 20-24" tall, 14-16" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Size Plant - 3" pot

Plant Information

Everyone Loves Veronicas. In perennial borders, they have always added great vertical interest with elegant spires of color. They bloom for a long time, and are a snap to grow. In addition, many of the species are native American wildflowers, making the hybrids at home in all our gardens. (Many call them by their other common name, Speedwell.)
Common Name Speedwell
Botanical Name Veronica longifolia
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 20-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 14-16" wide
Bloom Time Late summer to fall
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Plants for Small Spaces
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Sadly--a no-show.


from Missouri

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    • Flimsy
    • Small In Size
    • Unattractive

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    Comments about American Meadows Veronica First Lady:

    The purple Veronica I purs=chased had done well (and still is doing well, a reliable perennial), so I had high hopes for this white one. No blooms, plant seems not to have survived the winter.

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    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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