Herbaceous, North American perennial
Description: Tiny white flowers held in upright racemes in mid-summer; narrow leaves whorled around erect stems.
Habit: Grows 4-7' feet high and 2-4' feet wide; spreads slowly by underground stolons.
Culture: Prefers full sun to partial shade and rich, moist soil.
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 3
Origin: North America
Attributes: Attracts Butterflies, Rain Garden
This North American native grows from Ontario and Manitoba south to Georgia and Louisiana. When first introduced in 1714, it was classed as a member of the Veronica or Speedwell genus. Culvers Root was once used as a liver tonic and laxative, but today is considered an elegant ornamental, adding verticality to the garden with its white flowers held upright like narrow candelabras.
Arrives in a 4" pot.