Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'
- Great vertical element for back of the mixed or perennial border
- Candelabras of spikey purple flowers through summer
- Does well in hot climates
Culver's Root is a great option to add height to the landscape. The long-flowering, light purple racemes begin blooming in late spring through the summer. Foliage is borne in whorls around the stems. Makes a great architectural backdrop for lower, mounding plants. Native to the eastern United States.
Uses: Bogs, Borders, Cottage Gardens, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Plantings, Naturalizing, Pond Edges, Rain Gardens, Screening, Stream Banks, Wildflower Gardens, Woodland Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Tolerates Clay Soil, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or partial shade in acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Amend with compost before planting. Pinch back the tips once or twice while growing for a more compact plant. Deadhead after flowering for continuing bloom. Provide supplemental water during dry periods. Cut to the ground in early spring. May be divided every few years in spring.