Veronica – Magic Show® Purple Illusion
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
This plant grows best in average, humus enriched, well-drained soil and full sun. Though it will survive in partial shade, it flowers best in sun. Shear back after blooming.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
Soil Fertility Average Soil
Soil PH Category Neutral Soil
pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8, B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 75 - 100
Light Requirements Medium, High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Late Spring through Summer Finish. Standard PPP, except for bare root which will use a single plant in a 2 gallon planter. A 2 gallon from a liner can use 1-3 plants.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 9-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
None needed. B-Nine at 2500 ppm or Sumagic at 5 ppm can help control stretch if needed.
Sweet Lullaby is naturally dwarf and should not need PGR's. When growing in a 2 gallon container a pinch will be helpful.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Powdery and Downy Mildew can be problematic, treat as needed.
Scout for aphids and thrips, treat as needed.
-Hocus Pocus and Purpleicious may be grown in quarts to 2 gallon containers.
-Sweet Lullaby works best in quarts and gallons.
-Veronica that are not vernalized will not flower. Nine weeks of vernalization will usually be sufficient for flowering.