PLANT OF THE WEEK

VERONICAST­RUM VIRGINICUM ‘AL­BUM’

Gloucestershire Echo - - YOUR GARDEN -

THE tall el­e­gant spires of Veronicast­rum ‘Al­bum’ weave like white wands.

Planted in my gar­den be­side white hy­drangeas, they stand over a me­tre tall and yet re­quire no sup­port.

Hap­pi­est in a moist fer­tile soil either in full sun­shine or par­tial shade, this herbaceous peren­nial will dis­ap­pear in win­ter and emerge stronger in spring.

Although the flow­ers are un­scented, it will at­tract bees and butterflie­s and is a per­fect com­pan­ion for ‘prairie-style’ plant­ing or in a cot­tage gar­den scheme.

Credit: cro­cus. co.uk

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