Culvers Root ~ Veronicastrum Virginicum ~ 100+ Seeds
100+ Seeds ~ Medicinal ~ Non GMO
Culver’s root (Veronicastrum virginicum) produces slender, spiky clusters of white flowers in mid- or late summer, followed by long-lasting seedheads; 5 to 7 feet tall. The flowers attract many bees, syrphid flies, butterflies, and other pollinators and look right at home paired with other tall native plants, such as switch grasses (Panicum), Joe-Pye weeds (Eutrochium), and giant coneflower (Rudbeckia maxima). Full sun to light shade. Perennial; Zones 3 to 8.
HOW TO GROW
I'm giving you the Outdoor Method of Germination...RATHER the Crazy Indoor Stratification of putting in the Fridge one day...next day Freezer etc. etc.
Outdoors: Place seed on the surface of a prepared seed bed in late fall so that the seed overwinters and germinates naturally in spring.
Outdoors Alternative: In late fall through to mid-winter fill plastic pots with a slightly moistened, sterile, soil-less growing mix. Place seed on the surface of the growing mix and label the pots. Place the pots outdoors in an area where they will experience the snow and cold of winter. The seed will germinate in the pots in spring as the weather warms up. Be sure to water the pots regularly in spring and once the plants are (2 inches) tall, transplant them into your garden.