PLANT OF THE WEEK

VERONICASTRUM VIRGINICUM

Uxbridge Gazette - - Your Garden -

If you’re a fan of floaty see-through peren­ni­als, this one’s for you.

It’s a very el­e­gant plant with slim ta­per­ing spires cov­ered in dainty white flow­ers.

Also known as Cul­ver’s root, there are dif­fer­ent coloured va­ri­eties avail­able as well – such as lilac (‘Apollo’) and pale pink (‘Pink Glow’).

Plant them in sun or par­tial shade in rich soil that doesn’t dry out. They all work well in a prairie or cot­tage gar­den plant­ing scheme, and look great when planted with or­na­men­tal grasses.

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