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Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver's Root

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Culver’s Root features tiny, multiple, white to pale-blue flowers, which bloom on erect spikes, May-August. The nectar is a valuable food...

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Description:

Culver’s Root features tiny, multiple, white to pale-blue flowers, which bloom on erect spikes, May-August. The nectar is a valuable food source for native bees, honeybees, and butterflies. Culver’s Root prefers fertile, moist soil that does not dry out. Use Culver’s Root as a moist, woodland border or in your rain garden.

Plant Details:

Plant Type: Flower, Perennial

New Jersey Native: Yes

Deer Resistance: Some

Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife: Bees and Other Pollinators, Butterflies

Salt Tolerance: Low to None

Hardiness Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b

Physiographic Region: All Regions in NJ

Soil Characteristics

Soil Type: Loam

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Medium-drained

Soil pH: Acidic, Slightly Acidic, Neutral

Light Needs of Plant

Optimal Light: Full Sun

Light Range: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Needs of Plant

Soil Moisture: Well-drained, Medium-drained

Drought Tolerance: Low

Size and Growth Rate

Height: 2 - 6 ft

Spread: 2 - 4 ft

Growth Rate: Medium