Culver’s Root
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Culver’s Root Culver's Root

Veronicastrum virginicum 4-6' tall. Elegant towering North American native sends up large 9" flower spikes with densely clustered tiny white blossoms that open from the top down in early summer. Lance-shaped leaves form whorls on rugged upright stems that rarely need staking. Bees love this flower. Adds beautiful architecture to the back of the perennial border and is a requirement in any well-built rain garden.

Plant 2' apart in full sun, in wet well-drained soil. MOFGA-certified organic, grown at Ripley Farm. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)



744 Culver’s Root
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L744A: 1 for $7.25
L744B: 2 for $12.75
L744C: 3 for $17.25
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Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. If they are slightly dry, add a little water or, if they are going to be potted up soon, wet the roots. Generally, a little surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. If you cannot pot them up immediately, store them in a cool (35–40°) location for a short time.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors.

Pot up the rootstock using well-drained potting mix in a deep 6" pot or a 1-gallon container. Avoid coiling the roots in under-sized containers.
Grow newly potted perennials for a few weeks in a protected location in indirect light at 50–60°. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.
Transplant outside once they show some top growth and the danger of frost has passed.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials.