Blue Vervain

Verbena hastata

Blue Vervain is a moisture-loving plant typically found in moist meadows and along streams. The deep blue-violet flower spikes are a highlight of the midsummer meadow, and remain blooming for up to 2 months. Individual plants are biennial, but …

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Availability: In stock
SKU
19540
Seeds 100,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $6.00
1/2 Oz $9.00
Oz $15.00
Lb $225.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Medium, Moist, Wet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 3' - 6'
Bloom Color Purple, Blue
Bloom Time July, Aug, Sep
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Fibrous
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant, Deer Resistant
Seeds per Oz 100000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 30 days
Direct Sowing Time Fall

Blue Vervain is a moisture-loving plant typically found in moist meadows and along streams. The deep blue-violet flower spikes are a highlight of the midsummer meadow, and remain blooming for up to 2 months. Individual plants are biennial, but may colonize slowly by rhizomes from the fibrous root system to create a perennial presence, in ideal conditions. 

Standing water is not tolerated, however, irregular or seasonal inundation is just fine. Plant Blue Vervain with other moisture-loving species around pond margins, or other damp areas for a burst of late-summer color. This very hardy species should have full sun. 
 
Verbena hastata is a host plant for caterpillars of the Common Buckeye, Junonia coenia.