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Blue Vervain

Blue Vervain

Verbena hastata 


This tall perennial of wet places has lance-shaped, toothed leaves, and well-branched, strongly vertical spikes that bear small, dark blue-violet flowers. Self-seeds. Attracts bees, nectar plant for butterflies. Blue Vervain has been called a natural tranquilizer, as it was used for fevers and colds, and for insomnia.  It's external use healed sores and wounds. Most effective in mass plantings. Makes a nice, long-lasting cut flower.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 3-4 Feet

    Blooms: July to August

    Bloom Colour: Purple

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun to Part Sun

    Soil: Moist to Wet, Loam/Organic, Clay & Average Soil

    Habitat: Moist to Wet Meadows & Prairies

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