Veronica 'Hocus Pocus' PP23853
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
| ||Series Name: MAGIC SHOW® Collection|
Common Name: Speedwell-Spike
At Walters Gardens, Inc., we often challenge our hybridizers to come up with the fantastic plants we dream up and seemly like magic, they come through for us! There’s certainly a little magic in this new Veronica.
Incredibly long, violet purple wands of brilliant color comprise the top 2/3 of ‘Hocus Pocus’, much larger than any comparable variety. It is easy to pick out from a distance when driving by our trial gardens, even when we’re driving a little too fast!
This plant really has everything we could ask for in a Veronica: incredibly showy flowers, a uniform habit, clean foliage, and branched flowers which result in a longer bloom time. At 16-20in tall, it makes the perfect pot plant for retail. This one is hard to top!
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Intro Year: 2010
Breeder: Kevin Hurd
Introducer: Walters Gardens, Inc.
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?:
Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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Need critter resistant plants?:
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How's your soil?:
Sweet or Sour Soil?:
Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)
Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)
Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?:
This perennial is tolerant of a wide range of well-drained soil types. Amending soils, especially very heavy and light types, with generous amounts of organic matter will result in improved performance. Although tolerant of partial shade, it will flower better in full sun. Deadheading will promote additional blooms. Shear back the foliage if it becomes worn-looking after flowering.