Culver's root

Veronicastrum sibiricum

Photo/Illustration: 
Barry Glick
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Culver's root (Veronicastrum sibiricum)
Genus:  Veronicastrum
This species has multiple 5- to 7-foot-tall, tapering spikes of pinkish-lavender flowers from summer to fall. They look like elegant, living candelabras and add a vertical accent to the back of a mixed border or wild garden.
Care:  Provide moist, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun. Plants may need staking.
Propagation:  Divide in spring or fall.
Problems:  Downy mildew, powdery mildew, leaf spot.

Overview

Height
3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Native,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Cottage Garden,
Herb Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Perennials

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