Veronica 'Atomic Ray Mix' Speedwell

Pack of 3
Item #35645-PK-3


Set out Spikes of Gorgeous Color

These Atomic Ray spiked Speedwells have exceptional form, color, and health.

The Atomic Ray Series is a selection of hybrid Speedwell bred by Jan Verschoor, a renowned plantsman in the Netherlands. Hybrids of the "spiked Speedwell," V. spicata, these plants were all chosen for exceptional form and color, then bred to be easy to grow and very low maintenance. These sun-loving perennials form compact, well-branched clumps and then grow upright in a disciplined manner, blooming like clockwork from the bottom of the raceme up to the top.

The 'Atomic Ray Mix' includes seven colors: 'Amethyst', 'Hot Pink', 'Pinkish White', 'Pink', 'Silvery Pink', and 'Sky'. The array of purple, pink, blue, and white blooms creates a whole composition in itself. Perfect for beds, borders, or meadow plantings, this speedwell mix looks great as a mass effect—the more of it you plant, the better. And these hardy, long-lived perennials will keep coming back year after year to put on their impressive display. The blooms themselves are even long-lived.

The flowering begins in early summer in most climates and continues for many weeks. Shear the plants in midsummer to encourage new basal growth and more flowers on through late summer. Veronica is a long-lasting cut flower as well as a garden and container standout, and these blooms contrast nicely with roses, peonies, echinacea, poppies, and other early summer bloomers.

The long, sinuous bloom wands arise in great numbers all over plants, rising above the tidy leaves in rays of pink, blue, and white. This profusion of blooms will result in a butterfly haven. But don't worry—deer and other nibblers will leave these plants alone. These healthy hybrids also have good resistance to problems like powdery mildew and rust.

Be sure to plant these speedwells in full sun or only minor shade, as light is crucial to encouraging their best blooms. Use average, well-drained soil. Height: 15 to 18 inches. Spacing: 12 inches.


The Atomic Ray series is registered with the COPF, and unlicensed propagation is prohibited.

Note: Plant color varies with purchase.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Veronica
Species hybrid
Variety 'Atomic Ray Mix'
ppaf PPAF
Item Form Pack of 3
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start to End Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Compact
Plant Height 15 in - 18 in
Plant Width 16 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Long Bloomers, Rose Companions, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers
Bloom Color Mix
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Containers, Cut Flowers, Outdoor
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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