Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum

Culver's root - Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum

Common Name: Culver's root
Genus: Veronicastrum
Species: virginicum f. roseum

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 or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Tall slender spires of pale pink flowers are produced from July to August above whorls of deep green leaves. An elegant perennial that is great for adding height to the border as the flowers are self-supporting. It looks fabulous when planted with prairie plants or for adding vertical interest to white borders. Best grown in fertile, moist well-drained soil in a sunny or partially shaded spot.

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

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