A dynamic presence in the garden, Blue Skywalker lets you create a wonderful display full of color and texture in any size area. Perfect for smaller gardens, urban plots or containers, its space-saving form grows up instead of out, with tall spires of lavender-blue, starlike florets that sit atop dense clumps of straplike foliage. It's an incredibly lush look no matter where you choose to plant. Flower spikes appear in mid- to late summer and attract beneficial pollinators like butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Easy to maintain; no pruning or deadheading necessary. Prefers to be planted in full to part sun in well-drained soil. Deer tend to avoid. Veronica Magic Show™ 'Blue Skywalker' PPAF
Planting InstructionsSet at the same level it is at in the container, firm and water thoroughly.
Winter CareMulch to prevent from frost heave in areas where temperatures fluctuate, causing freezing and thawing.
Flower FormSmall, star-like flowers along top 1/3 of the flower stems, forming dense spires.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, adaptable to most soils except heavy wet ones.
PruningPruning is not necessary during the growing season. This is a very tidy plant. Remove old foliage in late fall, or in early spring before new growth starts. After flowering.
Unique CharactersticsPerennial Resource: The popular trend in the perennial market is offering smaller plants to fit into the increasingly common city garden. 'Blue Skywalker' solves the dilemma of limited horizontal space while still providing the much needed height in the garden. Lavender blue flower spikes cover the top half of an incredibly upright habit of dark green leaves. Although it's taller than you'd expect from a Veronica, this plant still features a full, dense habit.
Height/Habit28 - 32 inches
Growth RateModerate once established, which takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks