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Veronica 'Sporty Pink' (H)

Veronica 'Sporty Pink' (H)



About this cultivar:

Veronica 'Sporty Pink' (H) is a small evergreen shrub good for its profusion of pink flowers and ability to attract bees and butterflies. Formerly of the genus Hebe, a dwarf type, it is low maintenance and equally suitable for sunny patio pots and borders, as well as coastal gardens due to its salt tolerance. It flowers late into the autumn.

Hebe types don't like to be cut back, but... we often cut them back! We fidn they may look ugly and suffer at first but you get a tighter, bushier habit (that we like).

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Flowers: July, August, September
  • Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert, Bees and Butterflies
  • Hardiness: H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5°C), Fully hardy - grows well in Ballyrobert
  • Habit: Bushy
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Height: 45 - 60 cm  (1.5 - 2 ft)
  • Spread: 45 - 60 cm (1.5 - 2 ft)
  • Time to full growth: 5 to 10 years
  • Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial, Shrub
  • Colour: Green, pink
  • Goes well with: --

    About this genus:

    Veronica (ver-on-ik-a) is the largest genus in the plantain family (Plantaginaceae), with about 500 species. Common names include speedwell, bird's eye, and gypsyweed.

    The species are herbaceous annuals or perennials, and also shrubs or small trees if Hebe is included. Most of the species are from the temperate Northern Hemisphere, though with some species from the Southern Hemisphere; Hebe is mostly from New Zealand.

    According to legend, Saint Veronica used her handkerchief to soothe Christ’s brow, and forever after, it bore markings that are supposedly replicated in these long blooming Speedwell flowers. Flourishing in sunny, well drained sites, our Veronica selections are actually quite undemanding - having also done well in part-shade and heavy wet clay soils. They'll deliver dazzling colour to the summer border.