Deer and rabbits avoid culver's root. And my plants have never suffered from any pests or diseases.
Culver's root also thrives in medium dry soil, but will then grow only 3 or 4 feet tall.
If you want to cut some spikes when they're still in their prime, you'll discover that culver's root flowers are lovely in bouquets.
In a medium to moist flower bed or prairie meadow it can be combined with Northern Bedstraw, Culver's Root
, Joe Pye, New England Aster and Tufted Hairgrass.
I'm also planning to move some young volunteer plants such as golden Alexanders and culver's root
seedlings to the woodland edge.