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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Cupid'


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

Height: 4-6'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Purple

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


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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