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Culver's Root

SKU: AM020082
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Culver's Root is a statuesque native wildflower with distinctive whorled leaves and floral spikes held aloft like a candelabra. The flowerheads are covered with tiny white-to-pale-blue florets, buzzing with bees and butterflies. This perennial creates a striking vertical accent and pairs well with tall perennials and grasses. Highly adaptable for pollinator gardens, cottage gardens, or meadows. (Veronicastrum virginicum)
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Botanical Name
Veronicastrum virginicum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
48-84" tall (4-7 ft)
Bloom Time
Spring to late summer


Culver's Root is an adaptable, deer-resistant, and low-maintenance perennial native to moist prairies, open woods, and streambanks throughout the northeastern and central United States and southern Canada. Plants perform well in enriched garden beds and rain gardens. Culver’s Root thrives in full sun but tolerates some shade, but they may grow leggy or flop in too much shade. Culver's Root can take several years to establish in a garden, but once it does it draws scores of pollinators. The Xerces Society identifies Culver's Root as a plant of special value for native bees, honeybees, and healthy populations of beneficial insects to prevent harmful pests. 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 butterflies and moths. Pair plants with tall grasses and perennials in the garden or meadowscape.