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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo' (Culver's root 'Apollo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'

Other names

Culver's root 'Apollo'

Genus

Veronicastrum Veronicastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Apollo' _ 'Apollo' leafy stems taper delicately into long lilac-blue racemes tipped with vivid green buds, which bend and curve.


Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Bushy, Branching, Arching

Flower

Pale-purple, Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green, Bright-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

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

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering or fruiting.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo' (Culver's root 'Apollo') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in cool, moist, moderately fertile soil, enriched with organic matter. Water thoroughly in dry weather.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo'

Other names

Culver's root 'Apollo'

Genus

Veronicastrum Veronicastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Apollo' _ 'Apollo' leafy stems taper delicately into long lilac-blue racemes tipped with vivid green buds, which bend and curve.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading, Bushy, Branching, Arching


Colour

Flower

Pale-purple, Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Green, Bright-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Downy mildew , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering or fruiting.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo' (Culver's root 'Apollo') will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in cool, moist, moderately fertile soil, enriched with organic matter. Water thoroughly in dry weather.

Soil type

Loamy, Clay

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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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Planted in curved border (13/07/2011)

Planted in border in front of deck (13/07/2011)

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