One of the best flowering perennials for attracting hummers & butterflies to a sunny bed, purple speedwell offers up rich violet flowers all summer long. Plants first form clumps comprised of narrow, lance-shaped green leaves (6-8” long) then come late spring, send up multiple, foot tall, tapering spikes smothered in tiny tubular flowers. Nectar rich, these fragrant flowers attract a host of friendly pollinators to your garden. Use this durable evergreen perennial wherever you want a splash of bold color. It livens up a sunny, mixed planting bed, is ideal for adding an eye-catching vertical element & is a modest enough size to use in containers. Flowering stems make ideal cut flowers. Easy to grow & disease, insect & deer resistant, this lovely speedwell has much to offer. Plant in full sun to light shade in fertile well-drained soil. Tolerant of clay soil too. Deadhead to prolong blooming. Very cold hardy.

Curious Plantsman

Average Water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 4-11
(USPP# 17,639)