Eveline speedwell blooms mid to late summer with some re-bloom in September. The flowers are pink-purple on a tapering four-inch spike. Repeat bloom is more consistent when spent flowers are deadheaded.
Foliage interest – color/texture
Dark green, disease-resistant foliage stays shiny and clean late into the season. There is no significant fall color.
Habit and growth rate observations
Plants grow 24 inches tall by 15 to 18 inches wide. Very upright habit does not flop.
Site preference – soil & light
Grow in full sun to part shade in average garden soils. Eveline is also very drought tolerant.
Successes and possible drawbacks – how to overcome them
Eveline is an easy to care for perennial that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Notes from growers/retailers
Eveline is good in containers and has a long shelf life in the nursery. It roots easily from cuttings. From a #30 cell plug, it takes eight weeks to finish.
Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta, Carex sprengelii, Sesleria autumnalis, Achillea varieties.
Parting SHOT – the overall evaluation results were Excellent ****
Eveline speedwell was recommended by all evaluators because of the long bloom time and its disease resistance.