Plant types and subtypes: Perennials
Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade
Water Use: medium
Soil Moisture: moist
Soil Description: rich
Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
Bloom Color: white
Leaf Color: green
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7
Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, clumping, colonizing, cottage garden plant, medicinal
Pricing & Availability
Veronicastrum virginicumAlso known as:
Leptandra virginica, Veronica virginica
Veronicastrum virginicum is a beautiful tall plant that produces terminal spikes of white, sometimes pale-blue flowers, that open from the top down.
Very easy to grow once establish. Well adapted to average garden conditions, in moist, rich, well-drained soil. Will tolerate light shade, however this will produce weaker stems that will tend to flop over without additional support.
The root has been used medicinally as a powerful emetic, and as a catharic.
Native Range & Classification
Recorded County Distribution: USDA data
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV
USDA Endangered Status:
- Endangered: VT
- Threatened: MA, NY
|Species||Veronicastrum virginicum||Culver's root|