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Culver's Root

Veronicastrum virginicum

What is it? Culver’s Root, also known as Veronicastrum virginicum, is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family.
Native to where? It is native to the eastern United States and south-eastern Canada.
Hardiness Zone: Plants are hardy from USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8.
What does it look like? It is an erect herbaceous perennial with tall unbranched stems and slender stalks topped with elegant spires of flowers of white or occasionally pink or purple flowers.
Bloom Time: Plants bloom in July and August.
Growth Habit: Mature plants can reach heights of 6 feet tall, and form a large clump with multiple stems.
Growing Conditions: Culver’s Root prefers full sun or light shade and tolerates a wide range of soils: clay, loam, and sand.
Environmental Benefits: Butterflies and numerous solitary bees such as sweat bees, carpenter bees and bumble bees will visit.
Image Source:
By Crazytwoknobs - Own work, CC BY 3.0,

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