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Veronica Purplegum Candles

Hardy Perennial

What is Hardy Perennial?

Exceptionally long flowering from May to September

Rarely bothered by pest or disease

Lovely; well-behaved plant for the front of the border

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Flowering from mid spring until early autumn, this is one of the longest flowering Veronicas. Flowering in its first year, Veronica ‘Purplegum Candles’ produces bright purple spires on compact, bushy plants which are ideal for smaller gardens. It’s perfect for the front of the border, where it creates a useful vertical accent amongst mound-forming perennials. The flower spikes are held on strong stems above matts of lance-shaped leaves and are highly attractive to pollinating insects. Free-flowering and low maintenance, this is an extremely well-behaved hardy perennial which suits both borders and containers. Height: 35cm (14”). Spread: 30cm (12”).

Height Up to 35cm (14in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Hardy Perennial

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sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


3 Jumbo Plug Plants (KC9614)
6 Jumbo Plug Plants (KC9615)
9 Jumbo Plug Plants (KC9616)

Pot up Veronica plants and grow them on in warm, frost-free conditions until plants are well grown. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions over 7-10 days before planting out in their final positions. Choose a sunny or semi-shaded position in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Veronica prefers a fertile, humus rich soil so work some well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil prior to planting.
Deadhead faded veronica flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. In autumn, cut back old foliage and apply a mulch of well rotted manure to the base of the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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