Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album'

Veronicastrum virginicum 'Alba' is one of the very best of the new perennials, which have become so popular with garden designers in the last decade. More
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One of the very best of the new perennials, which have become so popular with garden designers in the last decade.

This has sculptural and unusual whorled foliage and then tall flower spikes which look good as they're coming out, in full flower and gone over. I have lots of this in the new perennial garden at Perch Hill and love it.

Genus Veronicastrum virginicum
Group/Species virginicum
Variety Album
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Culver's root
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 80cm (31in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant out in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Dig planting hole deep and wide enough to cover the roots and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi into the base of the hole. Position plant, backfill and firm soil around plant. Water well until established.
Care Tips Divide plants in spring. Mulch well around the base of the plant. Provide support to protect from wind and rain.
Flowering June - August
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest

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Veronicastrum virginicum 'Album' reviews

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Reviewed 21st August 2019 by Lesley

plant arrived well packaged and is growing well despite a bit of neglect, 2 weeks holiday with very little rain.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Mark

3 of 4 plants now doing fine- lost the salvia in first mild winter

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Annie

All have come up and look nice this month.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jean

Plants arrived well packaged and healthy and appear to be thriving.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

good delivery and small but healthy plants. price reasonable

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Steph

Plant is growing fine, nothing else to report as it hasn't flowered as yet, looks in good nick though. Good service

Veronicastrum virginicum album

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Mary de Lange

Really nice plants with white upright peaked flower heads. I ordered them in early Spring and as soon as the worst cold had gone I planted them in half shadow/sun. They did very well.
Now that they have finished flowering I have cut out the peaked flower head, but just wondering if I have to cut them shorter and when, to give them a good start again for next Spring.

Wonderful display in first year

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Reviewed 9th June 2018 by Ruth Foggin

Ordered three plants mid-February arrived mid-April and planted out after very cold weather in soil with added compost in sunny well drained site under Birch tree. Result a stunning display in first year. So pleased - healthy plants fingers crossed keep giving.

Didn't do anything this tear

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Reviewed 30th September 2017 by Irene Spencer-Woods

I planted these in a part-shaded clay bed that has strong sun for a few hours a day. Unfortunately, they didn't grow much at all and I just have no idea why.
However, I dug them up and potted them and they have grown some more and hopefully, I shall have more success next year. I think I bought 3 plants but now have 2 so I did lose one.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are sorry to hear that your Veronicatsrum failed to grow. Hopefully now that you have potted them up and they have started growing they will perform well for you, but if we can help you in any way please do contact our customer service team at or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team


Posted 3rd October 2017

beautiful veronicastrum

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Reviewed 1st November 2016 by ann millington

I came across this plant by accident whilst looking for another tall perennial. I love it. It is elegant and well behaved. It looks good before it flowers. Flowers forever to the good fortune of the Bees, and when the flowers are over it declines gracefully and shows its unusual leaves right into november. I am just about to cut it back now, in early november, just because it is in front of a penstomen that is still in flower ( another great favourite)