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Culver's Root, Virginia Speedwell (Veronicastrum virginicum)

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Ornamental Perennials


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.  Culver's 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 2.5" pot.

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