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Veronicastrum virginicum

Native Plants

Culver’s Root

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Summary

With its candelabra-like display of white flowers, Culver’s-root (Veronicastrum virginicum) makes an elegant vertical statement in the mixed border or meadow planting. Occurring in early to mid-summer, white to pale lavender flowers are borne in dense arrangements on branched terminal spikes. Dark green leaves add visual interest with their whorled arrangement along the erect -5’ stems. Plants flourish in full sun in an average to rich well-drained garden soil that is moist to wet. For an interplay of flower and foliage, pair with broomsedge bluestem (Andropogon virginicus), giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima), New York ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis), and Ruby Giant purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Giant’) in a naturalized setting. Zones 3-8. 


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  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average-to-wet 
  • Flowering Period
    early-to-mid-summer
  • Soil PH
    adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    lavender, white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan