Veronica officinalis is a hardy herbaceous perennial with green hairy stems that grow up to 50 cm long. Common to Europe, the leaves are opposite, obtuse, oblong, simple and narrowed at the base. Flowers are whitish-blue with blue streaks to violet, small and irregular, crowded on striking 30 to 90 cm flower spikes spikes. The plant is said to be a tonic and help with digestion and skin conditions. It used to be and is still used in Europe to make herbal tea. Please always consult a healthcare professional or a qualified herbalist before using this plant or its essential oil medicinally, especially if pregnant.
Scientific Name: Veronica officinalis
Plant Life Cycle: perennial
Germination time in days: 7-14 days
Sunlight: Full sun or partial shade
Soil requirement: well draining
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seeds in March, April or September. Flower from May to August.