Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'
A native wild flower that grows across a number of US states including Missouri, Virginia, Illinois continuing north to the Canadian border. Perhaps this ubiquity is why they are more fashionable in European gardens than at home. Veronicastrum are grown for their structural interest as their height, spread and shape look fantastic in large borders.
They create a strong vertical backdrop but are equally impressive grouped together in wild areas.
They produce tall stiff stems, surrounded by whorls of leaves with long flower spikes from summer to early autumn.
They are unfussy growers, only insisting on fertile soil, but once established they are trouble-free.
In time clumps can grow to three feet wide when planted in a rich, moist but well drained soil.
Best in full sun as shade will make them lean over and flop.
Photo: Blackstem Plants
White, rarely light blue
Moist, well drained
Full sun, partial shade