Common Speedwell (Veronica officinalis) organic
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Common Speedwell (Veronica officinalis) organic

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Common speedwell is an old medicinal plant native to and growing wild all throughout Europe. It can be found mainly at the edge of forests on dry, nutrient-poor, lime-poor and acidic soils. It grows rather low and likes to spread out, forming small
carpets. The beautiful light blue and dark veined flowers appear from June to August in stemmed racemes.
A beautiful flowering perennial for semi-shade locations and herb patches as well as for natural herb gardens.
In the Middle Ages, heath speedwell was described as a sort of panacea and was given many telling nick names like gypsyweed or European tea, for example. The dried herb was often used in herbal infusions and was said to have mucolytic, diuretic and cleansing properties. Today it no longer has great relevance in medical use. Nevertheless, one recognizes its great importance in earlier times by the many different popular names.
Young and tender plants can also be used in the kitchen, as leafy vegetables, for wild herb salads or as cooked vegetables.

Veronica officinalis, content: approx. 1000 speedwell seeds

Image source:
H. Zell [ CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Details: Plant description & care
Plant family:
Country of origin:
Plant height approx.:
15 – 30 cm
Flowering time:
Flower colour:
BlueLight blue
Root system :
Forms runners / sprouts
Lifecycle :
Winter hardiness zone (whz):
3 (–40 bis –34 °c)
Partially shady
Water requirements:
Sowing & cultivation
Sowing time outdoors:
Sowing depth:
Sprinkle seeds on the sowing soil and press them lightly into the upper layer
Best germination temperature :
Needs cold for germination
Planting distance:
20 cm
Needs cold for germination
Perennial creeping plant. The seeds should be sown thinly outdoors or in seed boxes in autumn or early spring. They need the cold to germinate.
Alternatively, they can be artificially stratified: Sow and keep at about 20 °C for about 2-4 weeks. Then keep at 0-5 °C (e.g. refrigerator) until the seed germinates. After the cooling period of about 1 month, germination at +5-12 °C.
Further cultivation: prick and plant out later. Loves semi-shady locations, spreads and multiplies via seed.
Other names
Botanical name:
veronica officinalis
German names:
allerweltsheilechter ehrenpreisgrundheilheil aller schädenveronikawald–ehrenpreis
English names:
bird's eyecommon gypsyweedcommon speedwellheath speedwellpaul's betony
Item number
Magic Garden Seeds
seed multiplication:
Seed quantity:
1,000 Pcs.

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