at Digging Dog
According to legend, Saint Veronica used her handkerchief to soothe Christ’s brow, and forever after, it bore markings that are supposedly replicated in these long blooming Speedwell flowers. Flourishing in sunny, well drained sites, our Veronica selections are undemanding, and deliver dazzling color to the summer border.
With vibrant blue-violet flower spires, a well-groomed
low growing appearance and exceptional cold hardiness,
this hard-to-find reliable Siberian beauty captivates
gardeners and butterflies alike. A slowly creeping
dense mat of compact, somewhat round-tipped and
widely toothed forest green leaves supports electrifying
blooms all summer long and makes a resilient nofuss
contender for a well-drained rockery, pathway or
Size: 8"–12" high x 12" wide; hardy to zone 3.
Veronica porphyriana (P-1823)
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AVAILABLE JUNE 2017
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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