Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'
Veronicastrum 'Fascination'

Veronicastrum 'Fascination'

"Culver's root"

Veronicastrum 'Fascination'

1 bare root — £6.95

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Description

Charm and elegance! These are two words to describe this hardy perennial. Veronicastrum 'Fascination' is aptly named too, as, in mid-summer, its long spikes of pink-mauve flowers are held on upright stemsand these stems are much darker than the flowers, so there is a wonderful colour contrast. Another good word to describe this plant is tall, because a young plant can easily achieve 120cm in its first year, but thereafter could reach 180cm, which makes it suitable for placing towards the rear of a border.

The deep green leaves have an attractive reddish tinge. But this plant is deciduous, so the leaves will drop in autumn; then, against the sky, its leafless silhouette – especially with dried seedheadsremains a fascination well into winter! Veronicastrum 'Fascination' loves an open, sunny position, but it will accept part shade as well. As the flower spikes go over, cutting back the stems will help prolong the flowering season.

Finally, if you are a flower arranger, the dried seedheads can be most impressive in indoor arrangements.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • In peat-free compost

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Rodent resistant

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination'

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Plant size

    1

  • Established height

    1.2-1.5m

  • Established spread

    70cm-1m

  • Plant spacing

    5 plants per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    2-3 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Borders
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    Yes

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    Yes

  • Toxicity

    No report

Useful information

    • Soak the Veronicastrum 'Fascination' roots in water for 3-6 hours prior to planting

    • Plant your "Culver's root" bare roots into temporary pots with a multipurpose compost in spring and grow-on in a sheltered spot outdoors

    • Choose a pot which comfortably fits the bare roots. Some have a noticeable crown which should be just below the soil surface with any top growth exposed. Some varieties are a length of root which should be planted lengthways and shallowly (1-2cm deep).

    • Plant out into borders or permanent containers in late spring or early summer once in full growth. Choose a position in sun or shade depending on the variety.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2025
    You can expect your order in February/March 2025

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2025
    You can expect your order in March/April 2025

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2025
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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