Veronica cephaloides Pennell
Veronica chingii H.L.Li
Veronica nana Pennell
Veronica ciliata is a herbaceous perennial plant producing a cluster of erect or ascending stems that are unbranched or branched at the base; it grows 10 - 60cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use as a medicine.
C. Asia - Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; E. Asia - eastern Siberia, Mongolia, China, Pakistan, India, Nepal
Alpine meadows, forests; at elevations from 2,700 - 4,700 metres[
Species in this genus are generally easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[
]. Prefers cool summers[
The whole plant is used in Tibetan medicine[
]. (This report refers to the subspecies Veronica ciliata subsp. cephaloides (Pennell) D.Y.Hong,)
Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
If you have sufficient quantity, the seed can be sown in situ in the autumn or the spring.
Division in autumn or spring. 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.