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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Challenger'


Veronicastrum virginicum 'Challenger' is a Culver's root with architectural pale pink blooms on tall rigid stems.

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Challenger' is a Culver's root with tall, rigid stems hosting dense, slender branched spikes of small, pale pink flowers displayed above the foliage. A great back of the border, summer-flowering clumper that loves moist feet and good sun. Plants bulk up over time offering large columns of attractive foliage whorled at regular intervals along the stems. Becomes more drought tolerant with age. A native from Manitoba east and south to Florida. Pollinator attractor.

Common Name: Culver’s Root

Family: Plantaginaceae (The Plantain Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 4-6'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Bees, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Moist to mesic black soil prairies, sand prairies, openings and edges of woodlands, thickets, savannas, and swampy meadows along rivers and ditches.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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