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Blue Vervain Seed Packet

SKU: AM013549
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Overview
A very ancient plant, used to make torches by the Romans. Beautiful blue spires on tall plants. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Verbena hastata
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Naturalizes, Mass Plantings
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
Up to 72" tall (6 feet)
Seed Coverage
covers 30-40 square feet
Bloom Time
Summer

Description

Vervain is one of those super-historic wildflowers that are common over most of the world. Vervain appears in Roman history, as a plant used to soak in fuel and then use as a torch.

It's a wild verbena (which you can tell by the botanical name), and you'll find it in meadows and along roadsides in the entire US and Canada. The plants grow up to 5 or 6 feet, and are topped by stunning blue flowers in pointed spikes. They look much like garden salvia or veronica. The flower stems are arranged like a candelabra at the end of each stalk.

This is a good, non-invasive plant for your wild garden--just add it near the back of your wildflowers, or spot a few throughout a meadow. The blooms open in midsummer through fall. And by the way, they're beautiful standing tall in big wildlfower arrangements.