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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'

$17.99
Common Name:
Culver's Root
Plant Type:
Perennial
Exposure:
Sun
Hardiness Zone:
4-8
Bloom Color:
Purple
Bloom Time:
Summer
Garden Height:
35-54 Inches
Garden Spread:
24-36 Inches
  • 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.

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