Veronica virginica – Scrophulariaceae (Eastern North America)
(= Veronicastrum virginicum)
Habit: Large clumps, strong growing, upright, leaved stalks.
Size: 120-170 cm tall, 80-100 cm wide.
Flowers: Candelabra-like, ramified peduncles, violet-blue with pink, July to September.
Leaves: Lanceolate, serrated margin, 6-7 leaves in whorls, green.
Demands: Sun to semi-shade, preferring warmth, adaptable.
Soil: Fresh to damp, nutritious, well-drained, sandy loam.
Our tip: Other remarkable cultivars: ‘Alba’, white and ‘Rosea’ pink; 120 cm tall, more stable than the wild variety.