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Scientific Name: Veronicastrum virginicum
Pronunciation: vur-on-ih-KASS-trum vur-JIN-ih-kum
Common Name: Culver's root
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Erect perennial, leaves whorled, lance-shaped, pointed, toothed, dark green, about 15 cm long; florets in racemes, white to pink or bluish.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate, Wetlands
Landscape Uses: Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include V. roseum.
Culver's root
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Whorled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Oblanceolate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Tubular
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Blue
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Nov

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Mildew,
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