Elegant candelabras in the late summer garden
Veronicastrim virginianum are favourite perennials for moist, fertile gardens; they have incomparably elegant, coloured arrow-like racemes, anchored on a bed of bright green foliage. This combination creates a slightly theatrical effect for the back of a bed, near trees, against the light in the shadow of a hedge, a fence or shady gable.
In a mixed border we like to combine them with the rounded shapes of Aster novae-angliae, the daisy-like flowers of the Echinacea, or the green mist of grasses.
In August, Culver’s Root or Veronicastrum 'Adoration' gives us soft, lilac pink flowers.
Grow in the sun or light shade in good, fertile, well-drained, garden soil, which is kept sufficiently damp to nourish such beauty!
Maintenance: divide the clumps after the fourth growing year. Apply a thick mulch of mature compost at the end of winter.
- 0,7 litre pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 7-10
- Height: 100 cm to 130cm
- Plant spacing: 70 cm
- Flower colour: pink
- Flowering period: summer flowers
Pros: a majestic plant, Cons: nothing.£3.29
Culver's root is an attractive perennial with an elegant, upright habit.£3.29
This majestic plant needs a generous border£3.29
Tender flowers and a compact habit.£4.09
A plant featured on the cover of our 2010 magazines£4.29