About this cultivar:
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' is an Ernest Pagels introduction that displays eye-catching branching spires of pale lavender flowers that seem to glow. Obviously they don't ACTUALLY glow, but they seem too.
My German is rusty but I think Lavendelturm translates as 'eye-catching branching spires of pale lavender flowers that seem to glow' or ' Lavender Tower'. I'm not sure.
- 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, pink, white
- 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.