Garden Speedwell (Veronica longifolia)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Garden Speedwell
Veronica longifolia
Scrophulariaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves and young shoots – raw or cooked. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails[179].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow autumn in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in autumn or spring[200]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.
Easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[200]. Prefers cool summers[200]. A number of cultivars have been selected for their ornamental value[200].
N. E. and C. Europe to S.W. Asia, Mongolia, Korea and N. China.

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