The Veronica 'Royal Candles', Veronica spicata, also known as Speedwell, is an easy to grow perennial that adds beauty to any garden. This new Veronica is the most disease resistant perennial in its family. 'Royal Candles' produces wonderful dark blue, candle flowers from June till September. With its dark glossy green foliage, it has a plant height of 15' and a spread of 12-18'. 'Royal Candles' needs a full sun area with well-drained soil. Deadhead the flowers after the first bloom to prolong its bloom time. Veronica can be used as a ground cover, in mass plantings or along borders. Try 'Royal Candles' with Hemerocallis 'Stella de Oro' or Veronica 'White Icicles'. Veronica is great for the first time gardener plus it is deer resistant.
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Information source: University of Missouri - Horticulture