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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.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

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.

Veronica longifolia Garden Speedwell, Long-Leaf  Speedwell


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Veronica longifolia Garden Speedwell, Long-Leaf  Speedwell
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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 Jul to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are 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.
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.
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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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Veronica beccabungaBrooklime, European speedwell11
Veronica catenata 10
Veronica chamaedrysGermander Speedwell11
Veronica hederifoliaIvy-Leaf Speedwell01
Veronica officinalisCommon Speedwell12
Veronica peregrinaNecklace Weed, Neckweed, Hairy purslane speedwell02
Veronica politaGray field speedwell21
Veronica scutellataMarsh Speedwell, Skullcap speedwell10
Veronica spuriabastard speedwell10
Veronica undulataUndulate speedwell11
Veronicastrum axillare 02
Veronicastrum sibiricumBlackroot02
Veronicastrum virginicumBeaumont's Root, Culver's root, Bowman's Root, Culver's Root, Black Root03
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