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Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell

Veronica hybrid

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Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell

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Introducing the enchanting Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell, a delightful addition to any garden or landscape. This Veronica hybrid boasts delicate baby pink flower wands that gracefully adorn a rounded, low clump of deep green foliage, creating a charming display. Standing at a moderate height of 14 to 16 inches and spreading 18 to 22 inches wide, this perennial plant offers versatility in placement, whether as a focal point in combination containers or as an elegant border plant.

Thriving in part sun to sun exposure, the 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell blooms from early to mid-summer, gracing your outdoor space with its captivating floral spectacle. Its resilience extends beyond its beauty, as it proves salt tolerant and resistant to deer, ensuring it remains a vibrant and undisturbed feature in your garden. Furthermore, its attractiveness to bees and butterflies adds a touch of wildlife allure to your outdoor sanctuary.

Caring for the Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell is a straightforward endeavor, with moderate maintenance requirements. Providing average, humus-enriched, well-drained soil and ample sunlight will encourage optimal growth and flowering. While it can tolerate partial shade, the 'Pink Potion' thrives best in sunlit areas. After the blooming season, a simple shear back ensures continued health and vigor, readying it for another season of enchantment. With its enduring charm and ease of care, this Spike Speedwell cultivar is sure to captivate the hearts of garden enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Plant Attributes

Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell, a Veronica hybrid, presents a captivating combination of delicate beauty and robust resilience. This charming perennial boasts slender wands adorned with enchanting baby pink flowers, elegantly set against a backdrop of deep green foliage. With a mature height ranging from 14 to 16 inches and a spread of 18 to 22 inches, it offers versatility in placement, whether as a focal point in combination containers or as a graceful border plant.

Thriving in part sun to sun exposure, the 'Pink Potion' blooms from early to mid-summer, attracting bees and butterflies while resisting deer and tolerating salt. Its moderate maintenance requirements include well-drained soil and ample sunlight, with a simple shear back after blooming to ensure continued vitality. With its enduring charm and ease of care, this Spike Speedwell cultivar promises to enchant gardeners and enhance outdoor spaces with its enduring allure.

Landscape Use

The Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell offers a plethora of landscaping uses, making it a versatile addition to any outdoor space:

  1. Border Plant: Its low clumping habit and charming pink flowers make it an excellent choice for edging borders, adding a delicate touch to garden beds or pathways.
  2. Container Plant: The 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell thrives in containers, bringing its enchanting blooms to patios, decks, or balconies, adding color and interest to outdoor living areas.
  3. Mass Planting: Planting multiple specimens together creates a stunning mass of pink blooms, perfect for filling larger areas with vibrant color and texture.
  4. Cut Flower: Its long-lasting blooms make it an ideal choice for cut flower arrangements, bringing a touch of beauty indoors.
  5. Landscape Accent: Whether planted individually or in groups, this Spike Speedwell cultivar serves as a captivating focal point, drawing attention and adding visual interest to landscapes.Overall, its versatility and aesthetic appeal make the Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell an excellent choice for a wide range of landscaping applications, from formal gardens to casual landscapes.

Planting & Care

Planting and caring for the Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell is straightforward and rewarding, ensuring its continued health and beauty:

  1. Light Requirement: Plant in an area that receives part sun to sun exposure, ensuring it gets at least 4-6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and blooming.
  2. Soil: Choose well-drained soil that is average in fertility. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging, as overly wet conditions can lead to root rot.
  3. Watering: Once established, the Spike Speedwell requires occasional watering, particularly during periods of extreme heat or drought. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  4. Fertilization: Generally, this plant does not require frequent fertilization. However, if your soil is poor in nutrients, you can apply a balanced fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth and blooming.
  5. Maintenance: This cultivar has moderate maintenance needs. After blooming, shear back the plant to encourage new growth and prolong blooming. Removing spent flowers can also encourage continuous blooming throughout the season.
  6. Winter Care: In colder climates, provide a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.
  7. Pest and Disease Control: The 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, monitor for any signs of pests or diseases and treat promptly if necessary.

By following these planting and care guidelines, you can ensure that your Magic Show® 'Pink Potion' Spike Speedwell thrives and continues to enchant with its beautiful blooms season after season.

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Plant Features

  • Plant Type: Grass
  • Watering Needs: Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • Botanical Pronunciation: PAN-ih-kum vir-GA-tum
  • Deciduous/evergreen: Herbaceous
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Average landscape size: Fast growing; reaches 3-4’ tall and 1.5-2’ wide, in bloom.
  • Special features: Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden
  • Dramatic Foliage: Striking Fall Color
  • Foliage color: Green
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Flower color: Red
  • Flower attributes: Showy Flowers
  • Garden style: Contemporary, Rustic
  • Design Ideas: Great upright grass for prairie and meadow gardens or for small patches within thematic wild gardens. Add a modern architectural twist by planting in rows and grids. Insert into native plant landscapes as well as traditional xeriscape compositions or plant in mass for a drift of almost year-round color. Perfect near water gardens or terraced patios where the breeze causes the airy plumes to sway gracefully.
  • Companion Plants: Bluebird, Raydon’s Favorite, Firework, Standing Ovation

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