Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'
The ultimate late-summer and autumn vertical accent among daisies,phloxes and grasses with stiff stems of whorled foliage topped by branching white tapers
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to August
- Flower colour: white
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Slender spires of white flowers from July to August above whorls of deep green leaves. This elegant perennial has self-supporting flowers making it ideal for adding height to sunny or partially shady border. It looks fabulous when planted with prairie plants or for adding vertical interest to white borders. Best grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soil.
- Garden care: Divide plants in spring. Apply a generous 5-7cm mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.
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Q:I planted three of these plants last spring and they performed well last summer. However, they are not showing any signs of new growth yet, just dead sticks. Do they think they have died? They are in a partly shaded area in clay soil and seemed to cope with all the rain last year.Asked on 3/28/2013 by Flower Power from Ashtead Surrey
These are relatively late flowering perennials, so it is not unusual for them to be late into growth - particularly after the cold spring we are having. I would give them time, and expect to see some signs of growth by the end of May.Answered on 4/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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