Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Erica'

Culver's root - Veronicastrum virginicum  'Erica'

Common Name: Culver's root
Genus: Veronicastrum
Species: virginicum
Cultivar: 'Erica'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.45 m (45 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Red buds open to tiny pale pink flowers clustered on long slender spires from July to August. This tall perennial is great for adding vertical interest to the border or for growing at the back of a perennial border and the flowers are self-supporting too. It looks lovely planted with prairie-style plants such as ornamental grasses. Best grown in fertile, moist well-drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded spot.

  • Garden care: Divide congested plants in spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring to retain moisture around the plant.

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