Culvers-physic - Plant
Description for Culvers-physic
Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerates light shade (and appreciates some afternoon shade in the deep South), but tends to flop and require support if grown in too much shade.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Culver s root, Culver s physic||White||May to August||4 to 7 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and donâ€™t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
|Full sun||Well-drained soil||Medium to wet||150 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Culvers
- Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.
Typical uses of Culvers
Special features: Tall spikes provide a strong accent and good vertical height for the garden. Effective at the rear of the perennial border or in a mixed shrub border, native plant garden, cottage garden or wild garden.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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