How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Veronica Plants
It depends on the weather this year, but we usually see it emerge in early April in northern Texas (which is 7b). Be careful not to overwater Veronica or water from the top to avoid fungus. Use a soaker hose. It likes full Sun and well-draining soil.
Bought what was told a veronica but it didn't have flower spires. Does have purple flowers but they form off a 7-8" side sprout. Mine is about a 5 ' plant. Spent blooms turn into fuzzy little blooms!
Please help.... my husband bought this one for me and it was so purple and healthy 2weeks ago! I transplanted it to a little bigger pot it was good for a week, now the tops are fading, the leaves keep wilting like it's dry, but I check it twice a day. I have quite a few plants on my patio, I am totally learning as I go! So I'm wanting to make it pretty again... should I trim it? As I have read some people do. How... topping it? Trimming the deads...? Thank you!
As birds & butterflies sip/drain the nectar, the spikes appear more pale. Trim and new bright spikes will follow…
Hi, Michelle, be patient. For about ten months (ok, maybe fewer). Your plant was happy and thriving. Then you interrupted that horticultural bliss by ripping it up by the roots. Its top growth felt that pain. The whole plant was stunned, and now it has to reset its roots, make a new start, and settle in. Considering that we’re going into fall, it would have gone dormant in a while so you may not see much recovery or new growth until next season.
I purchased some small Veronica Plants and didn’t plant them right away. I forgot to water them. The flowers and the leaves are dried. I planted them anyway because they seem like they still had a pulse. Should I trim them down and hope they’ll bloom for the Summer?
I’m in North Texas
Trimming might do more harm than good. Being perennials, they might come back. Keep them evenly watered (not soaked) and give them some protection from direct hot sun until you see signs of new life.
We had a very wet and cold spring..My Veronica came up and had scantly stems and blossoms, nothing like what it usually looks like..then it all turned brown and got o.i cut it all down to about 5 inches and it's been 2 weeks and finally this morning I see new growth all over the stems I am so happy I love this plant and watch the bees and other insects visit it often. I'm thinking of dividing it what do you think.or I should wait?