About Leptandra virginica
It is a synonym of Veronicastrum virginicum. Veronicastrum virginicum is a wildflower native to the United States from southern Maine to northwest Florida to northern Louisiana up through Minnesota and a bit north of the Canada US border; good for USDA zones of 3 to 8.
Typically reaches 3-7' tall when in bloom. Resembles a large Veronica, except its lance-shaped leaves, are in whorls on the stems rather than the opposite. Dense, slender spikes (racemes) of tiny, tube-like, white to pale blue flowers open from the top down in late spring to early summer atop strong, upright stems.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Culver's root, Veronica|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||4 feet|
|Flower Colour ||White to pale blue|
|Bloom Time ||July and August.|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and carePlace plants in full sun in average, well-drained soil. Drainage is important; do not place where roots will sit in water. Leaves develop the best flavor in full sun.
Leptandra virginica care
Growing plants can be inexpensive, particularly when growing them from seed. Seeds of plants flowers should usually be sown directly into the sunny flower bed, as developing roots do not like to be disturbed.
|Sunlight ||Full Sun|
|Watering ||Medium to wet|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||50 degrees F|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer
Leptandra virginica special feature
This root, when fresh, is a somewhat acrid cathartic; but drying dissipates its harshness, and it is then an almost pure relaxant. Its action is mild and very slow the cathartic result rarely being obtained from a common dose in less than ten hours, and sometimes not for eighteen hours.
Leptandra virginica uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
- The stomach as an organ feels its impression; as is made known by a slight sense of nausea it usually occasions, and which sometimes is quite unpleasant and continues for several hours
- Note: Please consult your health expert
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Leptandra virginica ?
Leptandra virginica is commonly known as Culver's root, Veronica
How tall do Leptandra virginica grow?
On average Leptandra virginica grows 4 feet
What color are Leptandra virginica ?
A Leptandra virginica plant bears flowers of color White to pale blue
When Leptandra virginica blooms?
With enough light, Leptandra virginica may produce White to pale blue flowers in July and August.
How hard is Leptandra virginica to grow?
A Leptandra virginica is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Leptandra virginica need?
A Leptandra virginica prefers Full Sun
How much water does a Leptandra virginica need?
A Leptandra virginica prefers watering Medium to wet
What kind of soil does a Leptandra virginica need?
A Leptandra virginica prefers Well-drained soil
What temperature does a Leptandra virginica like?
A Leptandra virginica prefers 50 degrees F
How often should I fertilize my Leptandra virginica ?
To encourage Leptandra virginica growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Sunday, 17 November 2019
Got the plant in excellent shape. Looks great!
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