VERONICASTRUM virginicum 'Adoration'

Large
Part shade
Sun
Pink
Reasonable soil
Summer
Autumn
Bee friendly
Pot Size
Qty
 
 

Description

Height x Spread:  120cm x 45cm

'Adoration' puts on a fantastic late summer display of slender finger-like spikes of lilac-pink flowers arranged in neat whorls down its elegant stems, slowly opening from the top flowers downwards as the garden moves from midsummer into autumn.  

A strong growing form of 'speedwell', it clumps up quickly to form an imposing plant that is not only perfect for adding delicate vertical punctuation at the back of a mixed or herbaceous border but also offers interesting foliage prior to flowering and valuable seedheads.  Preferring a fairly fertile, damp but free-draining soil in dappled shade but tolerant of more sun, it makes a great succession plant for Digitalis purpurea forms which thrive in the same conditions, both plants being veritable bee magnets.