Culver's root

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'

Culver's root - Veronicastrum virginicum  'Fascination'

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

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.80 m (180 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

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

Self-supporting spires of bluey-mauve flowers from July to August above whorls of deep green leaves. The delicate tubular flowers add vertical interest to the back of a border and associate well with prairie style planting. Best grown in a fertile, moist well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

  • 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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