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Commonly known as Speedwell
Genus of about 250 species of annuals, perennials and mostly deciduous subshrubs, some of them rhizomatous. Also includes some marginal aquatics.
They are found in swamps and moist meadows and grassland or in open woodland to dry, sunny meadows, rocky hills and scree, mainly in Europe.
There are 15 or more species native to the UK, plus a couple of introductions which are spreading.
Includes common speedwell, V. officinalis, used historically for a variety of complaints, brooklime, V. beccabunga, an aquatic and V. spicata, the very rare spiked speedwell.
Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - annuals, perennials and mostly deciduous subshrubs
Full sun - or partial shade
Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, powdery and downy mildew
Place of origin - Europe
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - loamy soil preferred
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