Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root
Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver's Root

Veronicastrum virginicum, Culver’s Root

A majestic Missouri native perennial, Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum, punctuates the summer garden with tall 3-7′ stems topped with 9″ flower spikes of tiny, tube-like white to pale blue flowers. In full bloom with its many flower spikes, Culver’s Root has a distinctive look, reminding many of a candelabra. It’s long blooming flowers first appear in late spring and will continue into summer. Culver’s Root’s foliage adds considerable interest to gardens. Its lance-shaped leaves are in whorls on its stems. Attracts butterflies. Tolerant of wet conditions, it works well in rain gardens.

A good choice for back of the perennial border, naturalized, and in native plant and cottage gardens. Plant in average to rich soil, and in full sun to light shade.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Veronicastrum virginicum

Common Name

Culver’s Root

Bloom Color

White

Bloom Time

Early Summer, Late Spring, Midsummer, Spring, Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

48-84″

Width

24-48″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize, Rain Gardens

Soil

Average, Moist, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial