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Summerwine Ninebark and Other Plant Varieties

Find out about 17 plant varieties and how to care for them in specific zones.

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Speedwell(11 of 17)

- Deciduous mounding perennial with deep blue candle-shaped flowers in summer and fall
- Plant in full sun to partial shade
- Plant in rich, but well-drained soil
- Fertilize as new growth appears in spring
- Height: 15-18 inches
- Width: 12-15 inches
- Hardy in USDA zones (3)4-8:

Zone 3: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring; plant may be marginally hardy in this zone.

Zone 4: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch heavily after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.

Zone 5: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; mulch after first hard frost; avoid contact with salt; pull back mulch in spring.

Zone 6: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to light shade; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring.

Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch after first hard frost; pull back mulch in spring.

Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun to partial shade; mulch in fall; pull back mulch in spring.

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