Culver’s Root

Veronicastrum Virginicum

Culver’s Roots is an elegant unbranched plant with candelabra-like spikes of white flowers that open from the top down mid-summer.  The small white flowers densely packed together can sometimes take on a purple hue; the contrast of these flowers against the dark green foliage is stunning.

The plant’s name came from Dr. Coulvert of the late 17th to early 18th century, who found laxative properties in the plant.

 

General Information:

Mature Height:  3-6 Feet
Mature Width:  1 Foot

Flower Color:  White
Fall Color:  N/A

Soil Type:

Wet, Mesic, Dry

Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Period:

June–August

Pair With:

Marsh Blazing Star