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Veronicastrum 'Adoration' (Black Root 'Adoration') Herb Plant


Some Herbs may be too tall for our standard packaging and will be trimmed to fit. This will not be detrimental to the plant but will mean that these herbs will flower later in the year.

The Blister packs used to protect our beautiful herbs during transit are made from 100% recycled plastic and can be recycled kerbside.

Black Root  'Adoration'(Veronicastrum 'Adoration') Herb in 1L Pot

Veronicastrum 'Adoration' is commonly known as  Black root, Culver's Root and Bowman's root and Physic root. An elegant hardy perennial which is native to North America it can grow up to a height of 1.2m with a spread of 45cm a welcome addition for the mid to back of the border. It has finely toothed leaves with an upright spike-like flower clusters which in the case of 'Adoration' are pink in colour from summer to autumn. It prefers a sunny site in a well-drained soil, full-sun to part shade. It flowers Summer to autumn. 

Herb Usage

Black Root is a plant known for its medicinal qualities in fact it's other common name Culver's root or Physic refers to an 18th Century American physician Dr. Culver who used the bitter, dried roots which were boiled to produce a powerful tonic. as a purgative and emetic.

WARNING: IT'S MEDICINAL USE CAN BE DANGEROUS ! - This plant should be grown purely for its flowers and should only be used medicinally by a medical professional.

Buy Black Root  'Adoration' Online

Our potted Black Root  'Adoration' herb plants are generally available to buy online between May and September.


Veronicastrum 'Adoration' (Black Root 'Adoration') Herb Plant
Aspect/Site Full sun/Partial shade
Soil Type Free draining soil
Flower Colour Pink
Height 120 cm
Spread 45cm
Latin Name Veronicastrum 'Adoration'
Hardiness RHS rating H7 - Very hardy
Culinary None
Scented None
Medicinal/Cosmetic Herbal medicine
Flowering/Harvest/Interest Summer
Special Features Pollinator Friendly
Type of Garden Wildlife