Veronica kiusiana (Speedwell)
Veronica kiusiana is a beautiful perennial Speedwell from Japan 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.