Veronicastrum 'Adoration'

culver's root

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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: from midsummer to early autumn
  • Flower colour: lilac-pink
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    An impressive, large speedwell, whose lilac-pink flower spikes form a fine candelabra shape from midsummer to early autumn. Elegant, long-flowering and highly attractive to bees.

  • Garden care: Divide congested plants in spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring, to retain moisture around the plant.

Acanthus spinosus

bear's breeches

A stunning architectural plant

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Echinacea purpurea

coneflower

Long lasting, rosy purple flowers.

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Verbena bonariensis

purple top

Lilac-purple flowers

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