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Culver’s root

Veronicastrum sibiricum

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.

CareProvide moist, well-drained soil in part shade to full sun. Plants may need staking.

PropagationDivide in spring or fall.

ProblemsDowny mildew, powdery mildew, leaf spot.

  • Genus : Veronicastrum
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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