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Veronicastrum virginicum

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Description

Makes an excellent cut flower. Prefers average, medium to wet soil. Found in open woods, moist meadows and prairies. Nine inch flower spikes on strong stems open from the top down beginning in late spring.

 

Cultivars:
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#bees#native#butterflies#pollinators#rain garden#perennial#moths#nectar plant#meadow#specialized bees#cpp
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#native#butterflies#pollinators#rain garden#perennial#moths#nectar plant#meadow#specialized bees#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Veronicastrum
    Species:
    virginicum
    Family:
    Plantaginaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Wildlife Value:
    Both long and short tongued bees collect pollen and nectar as do honeybees, bumblebees, mason bees, green metallic bees and masked bees. Other insect visitors include sphecid wasps, butterflies, moths and syrphid flies.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 4 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Wildflower
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Whorled
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Lance-shaped leaves in whorls
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Naturalized Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees