Typically available in shades of blue and purple as well as bright white, Veronica is fantastic to add height and texture especially in wildflower bouquets and arrangements.
Species: Veronica officinalis
Origin: Native to Europe and Western Asia
Also Known As: Speedwell, Gypsyweed, Bird's Eye, Paul's betony
Care, Handling & Design
Temperature: 34-38F (1-3C)
Water: Fresh tap water
Vase Life: 7-14 days
What to Look for When Purchasing
Choose stems that have at least the first flowers open. Avoid stems with any brown flowers, yellowing leaves, or shedding.
Performs well in foam, if designing in foam use Oasis® MaxLife for best hydration.
Veronica adds a wild and natural design element to floral creations with height and gorgeous texture. Used as accent or line flower in bouquets and arrangements, Veronica also works well for bridal bouquets and corsages. Be sure to hydrate well prior to designing and create arrangements as close to event as possible to keep flowers fresh. Any leaves that may fall below the water level should be stripped to avoid contaminating the vase solution and rotting stems. A very thirsty crop, check flower food solution levels often, replenish as needed. Use FloraLife® Finishing Touch or FloraLife® Crowning Glory* sprays when designs are complete to keep them fresh and hydrated.
Some varieties are ethylene sensitive.
Pest & Disease Information
Veronica is susceptible to many diseases, including rust, cucumbus mosaic virus, powdery mildew, downy mildew and Smut. Botrytis sensitivity depends upon the variety, some have low susceptibility while others are susceptible.
Use anti-ethylene treatment, limit storage time to a maximum of 5 days, allow good airflow between stems when in solution, keep stems upright during storage and transport, and hydrate daily. Monitor solution levels daily as this crop is very thirsty and requires a lot of solution to avoid dehydration.
For optimal care of Veronica, please reference the chart of products below. Make sure to select your region to see which products are available.