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Veronicastrum latifolium (Chinese veil)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Veronicastrum latifolium

Other names

Chinese veil

Genus

Veronicastrum Veronicastrum

Species

V. latifolium - V. latifolium is a trailing or semi-climbing, stem-rooting, herbaceous to semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, pointed, sharply-toothed, mid-green leaves, red- to purple-flushed when young, and short, dense clusters of pale blue or pale purple flowers in summer.


Veronicastrum latifolium is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Upright

Flower

Pale-purple, Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Flushed red in Spring; Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Veronicastrum latifolium (Chinese veil) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist, moderately fertile soil, enriched with organic matter. Water thoroughly in dry weather. Not self-clinging so tie-in or allow to trail over shrubs or supports.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Veronicastrum latifolium

Other names

Chinese veil

Genus

Veronicastrum Veronicastrum

Species

V. latifolium - V. latifolium is a trailing or semi-climbing, stem-rooting, herbaceous to semi-evergreen perennial with ovate, pointed, sharply-toothed, mid-green leaves, red- to purple-flushed when young, and short, dense clusters of pale blue or pale purple flowers in summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect, Upright


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple, Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Flushed purple, Flushed red in Spring; Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Veronicastrum latifolium (Chinese veil) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 1.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Flower Arranging, Prairie planting

Cultivation

Plant in full sun or partial shade in moist, moderately fertile soil, enriched with organic matter. Water thoroughly in dry weather. Not self-clinging so tie-in or allow to trail over shrubs or supports.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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