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Culver's root


Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver's root

Culver's root is imposing and elegant, with vertical spires of whitish blue flowers against dark foliage. Planted in full sun with humus-high soil that remains moist, they may reach a whopping 7 feet tall; where the soil is dryer, they stay a little more compact.

Light:
Sun,Part Sun
Zones:
4-8
Plant Type:
Perennial
Plant Height:
4-7 feet tall
Plant Width:
12-18 inches wide
Flower Color:
White, pink or blue flowers, depending on variety
Bloom Time:
Blooms midsummer to early fall, depending on variety
Landscape Uses:
Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Cut Flowers,Attracts Butterflies,Tolerates Wet Soil,Easy to Grow
Plant It With
Phlox

Large rounded heads of Orange Perfection phlox's salmon-orange flowers contrast well with the vertical light spikes of Culver's root in sunny borders.

Daylily

Bright red and coppery selections of daylily make colorful companions for Culver's root.

Sedum

The bright pink turning rusty red flat heads of Autumn Joy sedum provide a good foil for the vertical spikes of Culver's root in full sun.

Aster

Blooming at the same time, Alma Potschke aster has full heads of bright cherry red daisies on tall stems that marry well with upright Culver's root.

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