Veronica – Magic Show® ‘Purple Illusion’

Garden Height
16 - 18
16 - 18
16 - 18
Clump Forming
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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  • Salt Tolerant

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes:

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

Bloom Time: Mid Summer

Hardiness Zones: 8b

Flower Form: Landscape

Soil Fertility: Average Soil

Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil

pH: B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method): 0.6

Fertilization: 75 - 100

Light Requirements: 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.

Grower Tips:

-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.

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