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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pointed Finger' (Culver's root 'Pointed Finger')

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 'Pointed Finger'

Other names

Culver's root 'Pointed Finger'

Genus

Veronicastrum Veronicastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Pointed Finger' _ 'Pointed Finger' forms long, bent racemes of pale blue flowers in late summer.


Veronicastrum virginicum 'Pointed Finger' is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Branching, Bushy, Spreading

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green, Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

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

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering or fruiting.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but 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 'Pointed Finger'

Other names

Culver's root 'Pointed Finger'

Genus

Veronicastrum Veronicastrum

Variety or Cultivar

'Pointed Finger' _ 'Pointed Finger' forms long, bent racemes of pale blue flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Branching, Bushy, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer

Foliage

Bright-green, Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Downy mildew , Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Cut back after flowering or fruiting.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

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

Soil type

Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but 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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