This species has multiple tapering, soft spikes of white to pale pink or bluish purple flowers that look like elegant, living candelabras. The blooms reach 4 feet or more, adding a vertical accent to the back of a mixed border or wild garden from mid-summer to early autumn. Plants spread to about 3 feet.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsCulver's root's lance-shaped, whorled leaves are deep green and remain attractive through the season. It is a widespread native of eastern North America, occurring in prairies, meadows, open woodlands, and grassy mountains.
CareProvide moderately fertile, moist soil in full sun or partial shade.
PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in autumn; divide in spring or fall.
ProblemsDowny mildew, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
- Genus : Veronicastrum
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Bloom Time : Early Summer, Late Summer, Summer
- Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Flower Color : Pink, White
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest