Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'

9cm pot £7.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' culver's root: Elegant spires of lilac-blue blooms

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

    Upright, leafy stems are topped with candelabra-like racemes of lilac-blue flowers from midsummer. Tall and elegant plants, which are valuable for adding colour and interest towards the back of the border, their silhouette will remain interesting well into winter.

  • 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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I wouldn't be without this plant.

5

This is a beautiful plant, the flowers and the leaves are really attractive. It looks good planted in groups in a border and I've also found it does well in a large pot.

Mrs Naganuff

Hertfordshire

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Despite this summer

5

Plant arrived on schedule, and was healthy and undamaged. Despite this summer it has flourished, where as many plants, despite copious watering, have suffered excessively in this weather

Kipling

Oxon

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gives beautiful haze of colour

4

Part of a purple pink and silver planting scheme.

Fern Ticket

UK

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Unsure

2

Planted as per border plan instruction but very disappointing performer !barely there

Wee Wifie

Hampshire

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Bumblebee heaven!

5

Planted three of the 9cm pots three years ago in a South facing heavy clay border. They have looked amazing from the start but are now the size of small trees. Must be staked and must be grown in the sun, (I tried it out in semi shade and it did not work very well), otherwise perfect plant. Leaves look decorative once the main flush is gone and there is a smaller second splash after deadheading.It combines with everything and both bees and bumblebees love it. I grow it with tall verbena bonariensis, lavender delphiniums, echinops, white cosmos and climbing rose Summer Wine and jasmine behind it.

DJ

Ealing

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Probably needed more sun than I could give it

2

This plant didn't perform nearly as well as I'd hoped, but this may well be to do with its position in the border - it probably needs more sun than I can give it. I'm hoping that it will do better in its second season - if not I may move it to a sunnier spot.

Esther Wolff

Harrogate

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Great plants, very satisfying

5

0 to 60 in a few months! Very rewarding and back this year (2nd) with many more growth buds! I have bought more

VJ

London

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