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Verbena hastata
Common Name: Blue Vervain Family: Verbenaceae (The Verbena Family)

Verbena hastata
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The tall thin spikes of blue vervain grace the wet meadows of almost every state and province in July and August with candelabras of purple-blue flowers. Verbena hastata is a short-lived perennial that readily self sows where happy. A great plant for pond's edge where it seeds in between sedges and rushes and cheerfully holds its own.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Wet meadows, wet river bottomlands, stream banks, slough peripheries, fields and waste areas throughout the United States and Canada.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer - Fall 
Spread2-3'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeYes    

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