Veronica (kiusiana?) (Speedwell)
I originally purchased the seeds for this Veronica, labeled Veronica kiusiana, and I was so happy with the results. It's become a favorite in my garden. The problem is that the same named seeds from the same company have all produced dramatically different results, which leads me to ask, "will the real Veronica kiusiana to please stand up?". Whatever its real name, this Veronica is a beautiful perennial Speedwell growing to two and a half feet tall with jagged, bright green leaves and long spikes of china blue flowers. The arching, nodding flower tips are reminiscent of Lysimachia clethroides (Gooseneck Loosestrife). Of all the Veronicas I have grown through the years, this is by far the nicest. I would say I have a guest that I want to linger for a very long while. This lovely and graceful perennial likes moisture-retentive soils and sun/part shade in Zones 6-10. I might also add that I added this to my garden at the same time I first grew it for the nursery, and it is still growing strong. Quarts.