Common Names: Veronica, Speedwell
Botanical names: Veronica, (ver-RON-ik-ah)
Availability: Year round; peak supplies available June through September
Vase life: 5 to 7 days
Storage temperatures: 36 - 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Ethylene Sensitive: Yes
Description: Upright spikes of small florets, used primarily as a filler flower.
Color: White, purple, pink and blue
Botanical facts: Named after Saint Veronica.
Design notes: Veronica is used primarily as a filler. The long, curving flower tips add interest to a floral design.
Purchasing hints: Purchase when half of the buds are open and half still closed.
Conditioning: Remove all foliage that will be below the waterline. Cut with a sharp knife. Hydrate in a solution of water and commercial floral preservative / floral food for two hours before storage or usage.