The famous painting of the Mona Lisa has intrigued art enthusiasts for centuries, especially her enigmatic smile. There’s no mystery here, though, Mona Lisa Smile will perform beautifully in your garden, producing paintbrush-like, long spikes of rosy purple flowers. This is one of the first speedwell to flower, starting about two weeks earlier than Very Van Gogh. Its flowers cover most of the terrific, rounded habit.
Veronica Mona Lisa Smile®
Veronica (Speedwell or Bird’s Eye)
Family : Plantaginaceae
The largest group with in the Plantaginaceae, these attractive perennials come in a range of shapes and sizes from spreading ground cover to upright mid border plants. While generally needing a cold period to kick start flowering many of the modern hybrids will flower without vernalisation allowing re-blooming to occur throughout the summer. Generally colours range from white through pink and purple towards blue.