Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'

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Buy Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' culver's root: Elegant spires of lilac-blue blooms


  • 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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Eventual height & spread

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

Yes

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

No

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

Yes

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