Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.
Vivid violet-blue spikes dart up above the dark green, crinkly foliage of 'Sunny Border Blue' from midsummer into fall.
This variety was introduced in 1946 by Robert Bennerup, founder of Sunny Border Nurseries, and is still one of the most popular today. The Perennial Plant Association thought so highly of this plant in 1993 that they selected it for the Plant of the Year Award.
Veronica is highly valued for its ease of growth and long bloom time. It should have a place in every garden because it goes with everything. Try combining it with yellow such as Coreopsis 'Moonbeam' (yellow flowers), or Vinca 'Illumination' PP12132 (yellow foliage).
Breeder: Robert Bennerup
Introducer: Sunny Border Nurseries
Origin: Not Native to North America
Sun or Shade?:
Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun)
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Average water needs
Consistent water needs
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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.