About this cultivar:
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Cupid' provides vertical spikes followed by subtending horizontal shoots of deep violet flowers preceded by reddish shoots and buds which create the illusion of red-flushed violet verticals. Has thicker, stockier spikes than most in the species that make each stem look like an arrow… hence the name 'Cupid' I guess!.
- Position: Full sun, partial shade
- Soil: Almost any soil, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Flowers: July, August, September
- Other features: Grows well in Ballyrobert, Great Ground Cover
- Hardiness: H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20°C), Fully hardy, grows well in Ballyrobert
- Habit: Clump forming, Columnar or Upright
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Height: 90 - 120 cm (3 - 4 ft)
- Spread: 60 - 90 cm (2 - 3 ft)
- Time to full growth: 2 to 5 years
- Plant type: Herbaceous Perennial
- Colour: Green, red, purple
- Goes well with: --
About this genus:
Veronicastrum is a genus of the plantain family (Plantaginaceae). In some taxonomy systems, Veronicastrum species have been placed within the genus Veronica. The most commonly cultivated species is Veronicastrum virginicum, which is native to the Eastern parts of North America.
These elegant perennials impart a lofty vertical element to the late summer garden. Graced with distinctive narrow spires of densely arranged tiny flowers, Veronicastrum are native to meadows and woodlands, and are easy to grow in adequately moist soil.