Veronicastrum virginicum 'Temptation'Common Name: 'Culver's root'
A robust, clump-forming perennial with deep rose-purple flowers in dense narrow spires on strong straight stems with attractive whorls of dark green leaves. Smaller, branching, lateral flower spikes also occur when in full bloom. Jul-Sep. H120cm S60cm.
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist soil in full sun or partial shade. Excellent for providing vertical interest in the herbaceous border and useful in prairie plantings and it associates well with grasses. Seldom needs staking, but may need support if grown in too much shade. A magnet for bees.