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Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell

Veronica 'Hocus Pocus'

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Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell (Veronica 'Hocus Pocus') at Minor's Garden Center

Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell flowers

Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell flowers

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Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  12 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Group/Class:  Magic Show Series

Description:

This one has it all; uniform habit, clean foliage, and very tall blue-violet flower spikes on a compact mound of fresh green foliage; makes an ideal visual accent, great in rock gardens

Ornamental Features

Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell has masses of beautiful spikes of purple flowers with violet overtones rising above the foliage from early to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its glossy narrow leaves remain forest green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell will grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 12 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 8 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Magic Show® Hocus Pocus Speedwell is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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#1 Cont. $15.99

 
 
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Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
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Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
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