Botryopleuron caulopterum (Hance) Airy Shaw
Calorhabdos cauloptera Hance
Veronica martini H.Lév.
Veronicastrum caulopterum is an erect, evergreen perennial plant forming a cluster of branched stems around 100cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use as a medicine.
E. Asia - southeast China
Valley meadows, sparse forests; at elevations below 2,000 metres[
Veronicastrum caulopterum is native to the warm temperate and subtropical regions of southern China, growing mainly in hardiness zones 8 - 9.
The plant (part not specified) is used to treat dysentery and sore throat[
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.
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.