Veronicastrum

Bloom time: Late summer

Height: 4-7'

Exposure: Full sun but tolerates light shade

Growing information: 

Veronicastrum, also known as Culver's root, is a stunning perennial plant that can add beauty and elegance to any garden. With its tall, slender spikes of flowers and attractive foliage, it is a popular choice among gardeners.

Veronicastrum flowers are highly attractive to pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. By planting Culver's root in your garden, you can create a welcoming habitat for these important creatures. The nectar-rich flowers provide a valuable food source for pollinators, helping to support their populations and promote biodiversity.

One of the great advantages of growing Veronicastrum is its low maintenance requirements. Once established, this hardy plant is relatively easy to care for. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil conditions and can thrive in both full sun and partial shade. Veronicastrum is also resistant to many common pests and diseases, making it a hassle-free addition to your garden.

Veronicastrum produces long-lasting blooms that can add color and interest to your garden for an extended period. The flowers typically appear in mid to late summer and can last well into the fall. Their unique vertical spikes create a striking visual display, making Veronicastrum a standout feature in any landscape.

Whether you have a formal garden, a cottage garden, or a naturalistic planting scheme, Veronicastrum can fit in seamlessly. Its tall, upright growth habit makes it an excellent choice for the back of borders or as a focal point in a mixed perennial bed. It also pairs well with other plants, such as ornamental grasses and late-blooming perennials, creating a harmonious and dynamic planting combination.

Veronicastrum's elegant flowers also make it a popular choice for cut flower arrangements. The long stems and unique flower spikes add height and texture to floral displays. By growing Veronicastrum in your garden, you can have a fresh supply of beautiful cut flowers to enjoy indoors.

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