Veronicastrum virginicum

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Moist, average
Bloom Time: Flowers light pink to white in July, August
Size: 3-5 feet in height; 1-3 foot spread

Candelabra-like flower spikes top an erect stem providing a good accent plant in a perennial garden or plant Culver’s Root in a mixed border, meadow, pollinator garden, or naturalized area. Deadhead flowers to extend bloom time or cut the plant to the ground for a second flush of growth. Not a Cape Cod native but found in the wild in western Massachusetts.

Garden Companions

Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), Yellow Coneflower (Ratibida pinnata), Prairie Blazing Star (Liatris pycnostachya), Broomsedge Bluestem (Andropogon virginicus), New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)

Nature Benefits

• Host plant for Buckeye butterfly.
• Pollen and nectar used by bees, wasps, flies, moths, and butterflies.

Native Habitat

Occurs in forests, meadows, fields.

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