veronicastrum virginicum (culver's root) native

Size: 1 gallon
  • AKA leptandra virginica, veronica virginica
  • large, upright, perennial
  • tubular, white or pink flowers form dense spikes atop the stems
  • lance-shaped, dark green leaves
  • bloom time: midsummer to early autumn
  • zone 3 
  • height 125-175cm 
  • spread 60-80cm
  • colour white
  • grow in a fertile, moist soil, in full sun or partial shade
  • not tolerant of drought conditions
  • prune veronicastrum back in early summer to increase branching and bloom count- this may help prevent the plant from flopping over late in the season
  • full sun, partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • fast growing 
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)