Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

3 × 9cm pots £16.47 £14.49
9cm pot £5.49
available to order from spring
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Buy Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' culver's root: Slender spires of white flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to August
  • 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 a 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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Notes on 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"

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Not pure white


Lovely plant very popular with the bees. Not the pure white I was expecting - buds are pink until the flowers open and then the flowers become pinker over time. I like that it's relatively slow growing - now in its second year and has grown well but not too vigorously so ideal for a smaller garden or container



Lovely plants


The 3 Veronica plants were planted in a small "prairie" bed to add some white upright shapes




Pleased with my purchase


I have included these in a herbaceous bed to give more privacy to a seating area during the summer and I am very pleased with the effect - a summer screening bed of very pretty and healthy perennials.

Fairweather gardener



If it grows well it is striking


I used to have the purple variety in my previous garden, and I remember a plant that was massive. Here it grew but was not that big nor impressive...perhaps my garden lacks sun. I have not seen it back yet this year either.. let's hope it survived the winter.




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Has flowered well first year




A very good tall plant for adding height to border


It is a good tall plant to add colour & height to the back of the border

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very beautiful


its elegant and works well in a small London garden


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I planted several Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' plants earlier this year which have been lovely - but are now going over. How far back do I cut them and is now the best time to do it? Or do I let them self seed? I want them to clump up over the coming years so knowing the best way of achieving that would be great.


You can often prolong the flowering period for a few more weeks by deadheading the flowers to lateral buds, but once the foliage browns and the plants no longer look attractive, then you can cut them back quite hard. Having said that, I would say that it is still a bit too early in the year to be tackling it.



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