Veronicastrum Fascination

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Statuesque NA Native
This statuesque beauty grows tall, but its vase-like habit allows for placement in the back of small borders. The slender lilac-rose flower spikes in mid-summer rise from tall lance-shaped lacy foliage for a candelabra-like effect on each branching tip. No support stakes needed if grown in full sun. Veronicastrum Fascination is a North American native plant that typically was found in thickets and moist meadows. Flower spires will bloom from the top down in early summer and attract beneficial pollinators.

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Plant Type Perennials

Species virginicum

Height Tall 36-40"

Spacing Plant 18-24" apart

Bloom Time Early Summer to Mid-Summer

Sun / Shade Full Sun

Zones 4-8

Soil Type Normal

Water Needs Medium

Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers

Veronicastrum General Information

Veronicastrum resemble a large veronica, except its lance-shaped leaves are in whorls (3-7 leaves per whorl) on the stems rather than opposite each other. Dense, spikes (racemes) of tiny flowers open from the top down on strong, upright stems. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Veronicastrum Plant Care

Cut back Veronicastrum plants to basal growth after flowering to stimulate new foliage and possibly a later rebloom. Native to moist meadows in North America but still needs well-drained soil. Strong stems usually do not require staking.