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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 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 3½-5’ stems. Plants flourish in full sun in an average to rich garden soil that is moist to wet and well drained. For an interplay of flower and foliage, pair with Andropogon virginicus, Rudbeckia maxima, Vernonia noveboracensis, and Echinacea purpurea ‘Ruby Giant’ in a naturalized setting.


More Details

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