Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'
A sea of lavender-blue tapers with tiny flowers, each with a warm-red eye, to pick up the late-summer pinks and blues in herbaceous borders
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to August
- Flower colour: bluey-mauve
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- 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.
Self-supporting spires of bluey-mauve flowers from July to August above whorls of deep green leaves. The delicate, tubular flowers add vertical interest to the back of a border and associate well with prairie style planting. Best grown in a fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.
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