Veronicastrum virginicum 'Cupid' is a Culver's root with architectural lilac-blue blooms on tall rigid stems.
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Cupid' is a Culver's Root with tall, rigid stems hosting dense, slender branched spikes of small, lilac-blue candelabra-like flower spikes displayed above its rich, green foliage from summer to fall. 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. Deer resistant.
Common Name: Culver’s Root
Family: Plantaginaceae (The Plantain Family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Blue
Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet
Benefits: Bees, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
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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