Veronicastrum 'Springdew'
Veronicastrum 'Springdew'
Veronicastrum 'Springdew'
Veronicastrum 'Springdew'

Veronicastrum 'Springdew'

"Culver's root"

Veronicastrum 'Springdew'

1 bare root — £6.95

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Description

Like a breath of fresh air in the height of summer, Veronicastrum 'Spring Dew' will invigorate your planting scheme with a cool blast of sparkling white flower spikes. Once established, this perennial is quite the architectural feature in the garden—good height, stems covered in whorls of lush foliage and blooms which rise upwards like impressive stalagmites. Besides also being a pollinator magnet, another notable feature of Veronicastrum 'Spring Dew' is a silvery dew which covers the newly-emerged foliage in spring and glitters in the sun.  

Commonly known as Culver’s root, Veronicastrum virginicum 'Spring Dew' is a hardy perennial, easy to grow and produces reliable results which you can look forward to seeing year after year. Most commonly, Veronicastrum are pink or purple, it’s refreshing and unusual to see a white variety so we recommend you plant, enjoy and flaunt this new gem as much as possible! Give Veronicastrum 'Spring Dew' time to establish and you’ll notice that each year it produces more of those beautiful stems as the clump grows, that’ll mean there’s plenty to pick for cutflowers and also lots to leave for you (and the bees) to enjoy in the garden. 

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 'Spring Dew'

  • Flower colour

    White

  • 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 'Springdew' 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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