Veronica Purple Illusion

Available late May

photo of Veronica 'Purple Illusion' courtesy of Walters Gardens

Spike Speedwell

Veronica 'Purple Illusion' is a new colour in the popular popular MAGIC SHOW® series.  'Purple Illusion' matches the compact habit and flower power of 'Wizard of Ahhs', but with thick, rosy purple flowers. The dark green leaves form a thick foliar canopy, so the plant has substance even after it has finished blooming. It is a great favourite of pollinators. 

  • Height: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
  • Spread: 41-46 cm (16-18 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: sun to part shade (minimum 4 hrs of direct sun)
  • Bloom Time: early to mid summer
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: purple
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Veronica in average soil that has been amended with organic material. It flowers best in full sun. Deadheading will promote more bloom. When all the flowers are done cut it back to the basal rosette to maintain an attractive appearance.


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