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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by Fiona McLeod, copyright GAP Photos (52398)

Plant details

This upright perennial is a popular plant, producing tall spires of small, white flowers, which are held in whorls around the stems and resemble long upward-pointing tails. Veronicastrum creates structure and contrast in a border and especially suits a grass or perennial border. It is very attractive to bees and ia very useful cut flower.

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Veronicastrum

Species: virginicum

Cultivar: Album

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 45cm

Time to divide plants: March to April

Time to take cuttings: July to August

Flowering period: July to August

Reader reviews


This is the star of my August border.A tall graceful plant which requires little or no staking and is a magnet to bees. In addition it has a long flowering season and flowers in my garden from June until the end of September.

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