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Shrubby Veronica

Decorative foliage of green and white turning purple in autumn

With particularly attractive evergreen foliage which is green and white during warm weather turns pink as the weather gets colder. As an added bonus it produces pink blossoms during the spring. It has rightfully been called a ‘garden gem’ for the changing appearance it adds to your garden.

Where?

Protect from severe winter weather but provide it a sunny spot in well-drained soil. Being small, low maintenance and hardy they are a perfect addition to a roof garden or terrace.

How?

It is a perfect match for a pot and adds sensation to the front of your garden border.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering June - July
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 55 cm - 75 cm
Plant width 60 cm - 75 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From April to September