Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)

White flower spikes outlined with orange hairs add a unique color and texture to a garden. Culver’s Root can handle shadier gardens and moist soil, making it a valuable flower for hard-to-grow areas.


Sun:    Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Moisture:    Medium-Wet, Medium-Dry
Height:    5 feet
Blooms:    June, July, Aug, Sept
Color:    White
Spacing:    2-3′
Zones:    3-8
Benefits:    Butterflies, Pollinators

Design Tips

Culver’s Root looks fantastic when planted in drifts near the middle of a rain garden or wet shade garden, providing a backdrop for red flowers such as Cardinal Flower or Marsh Milkweed or a foreground for taller pink flowers such as Blazing Stars or Sweet Joe Pye Weed.

Companion Plants

Marsh Milkweed
Sweet Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed
Meadow Blazing Star
Prairie Blazing Star