Calorhabdos villosula (Miq.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex Makino
Paederota villosula Miq.
Veronicastrum lungtsuanense M.Cheng & Z.J.Feng
Veronicastrum villosulum is an evergreen perennial plant forming a cluster of arching, slender stems that root at the apex[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
E. Asia - southeast China, Japan
Forests, grasslands at forest margins, thickets; at elevations from 400 - 900 metres[
]. Pendulous on wet rocks along rivers; at elevations around 300 metres[
Veronicastrum villosulum is native to the warm temperate and subtropical regions of southern China, growing mainly in hardiness zones 8 - 9.
Species in this genus are generally easily grown in a fairly sunny position in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[
The plant (part not specified) is used to treat fever caused by snail-borne diseases[
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.
The stems of this species arch, the apex touching the ground and rooting to form a new plant[