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A picture of a Culver's Root

Culver's Root

Veronicastrum virginicum

Also known as

Blackroot, Bowman's-Root, Tall-Speedwell, Virginia Culver's Root, Culverphysic

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

80cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Culver's Root Overview

Also called Leptandra virginica and Veronica virginica, this is a wild grassland species of herbaceous perennial. The serrated leaves are lance shaped and arranged alternately in whorls around the stem and the flowers are white and held on spike-like racemes giving the impression of a candelabra.

How to propagate Culver's Root

Division

Divide clumps.

Other uses of Culver's Root

Grown mainly for the flowers. Suitable for cottage style or prairie-style plantings.