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Veronica longifolia - L.

Common Name Garden Speedwell, Long-Leaf Speedwell
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 4-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Steppes, grassy mountain slopes, meadows at forest edges and birch forests below 1500 metres in northwest China[266].
Range N. E. and C. Europe to S.W. Asia, Mongolia, Korea and N. China.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun
Veronica longifolia Garden Speedwell, Long-Leaf  Speedwell


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Summary

Bloom Color: Blue, Pink, Purple, White. Main Bloom Time: Early summer, Late summer, Mid summer. UPDATE: Veronica longifolia L. is a synonym of Pseudolysimachion longifolium (L.) Opiz. Form: Upright or erect.


Physical Characteristics

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Veronica longifolia is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.3 m (1ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from July to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Pseudolysimachion longifolium

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

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

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Landscape Uses:Border, Massing. 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]. Special Features:Attractive foliage, Naturalizing, Suitable for cut flowers, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above.

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Propagation

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.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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