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Purple Leia Spike Speedwell

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  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 28 - 30 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 20 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 8

With its tall purple blooms, this Purple Leia Spike Speedwell will be the star of your garden borders come summer. Held above its erect green stems, the rosy-purple flowers will inject bold color into the garden. Growing to nearly 3 feet high, this veronica is perfect for the middle of a bed and is adored by pollinators. Purple Leia is ideal for filling gaps or for adding structure.

Generally ignored by Bambi and his friends, speedwells are a great country garden perennial, but work equally well in urban environments as well. Originally from Asia and Europe, these plants are hardy in USDA zones 4 through 8. When grown in the right place, this veronica needs little care and provides the most impact when planted out in a group or a drift. 

Purple Leia Spike Speedwell Care

Even though Purple Leia Spike Speedwell can tolerate some partial shade, it undoubtedly performs best when given full sun. It is happy in most soils as long as they are free draining. Just avoid any sites prone to waterlogging, as this leads to roots rot. When grown in relatively fertile soil, extra fertilizer is not usually necessary. However, if you try growing this speedwell in poor soil, apply a slow-release, balanced feed in spring to provide the nutrients it needs. Water Purple Leia frequently to prevent the soil from completely drying out over the summer months. 

If the faded flower spikes are removed as they go over, you may well be rewarded with some more blooms. As the stems die back after the first frost, they can be cut back to the basal growth and removed. A layer of mulch can be applied around the base of the plant to provide the roots with some winter protection.

Purple Leia Spike Speedwell Spacing

When fully grown, the Purple Leia Spike Speedwell can reach a height of 28-30 inches and a width of 18-20 inches. Often planted in a group, space plants 16-18 inches apart for best impact.

Purple Leia Spike Speedwell Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8
Plant Type: Perennials
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 28 - 30 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 20 Inches
Spacing: 16 - 20 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Purple
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Bloom All Season
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease, Pests & Insects
Tolerates: Salt
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Purple Leia Spike Speedwell
Other Name(s): Purple Leia Spike Speedwell
Scientific Name: Veronica 'Purple Leia'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.