These elegant perennials impart a lofty vertical element to the late summer garden. Adorned with distinctive narrow spires of densely-arranged tiny flowers, Veronicastrum are native to meadows and woodlands, and are simple to grow in adequately-moist soil.
True to its name, this singular undemanding Coen Jansen introduction asserts deep rosy-red buds squeezed onto a central spike, surrounded by slightly smaller side stalks all opening at the same time and presenting a unique arrow shape. Cherished by bees and butterflies, the striking spires unfurl a score of tiny violet flowers, while whorled lanceolate leaves attire tall strong stems. A glamorous upright mainstay for any planting, ‘Red Arrows’ soars amongst Phlox ‘Nicky’ and Sedum ‘Matrona’ in a meadow-like setting or a more formal landscape.
Size: 4' 0" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Veronicastrum sibiricum
- Veronicastrum virginicum
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Adoration’
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Album’
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Apollo’
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Challenger’
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Cupid’
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Erica’
- Veronicastrum virginicum f. roseum ‘Pink Glow’
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Fascination’
- Veronicastrum virginicum ‘Lavendelturm’