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Verbena hastata

blue vervain

Though rough-looking when standing alone, Verbena hastata makes for a great meadow planting when intermixed with other species. The tall blue/purple flower spikes stand above other plants and bloom for an extended period of time, from summer through fall.

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Height: 24-48 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Purple

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Tolerance
Compaction Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Landscape Use
Massing
Naturalize
Specimen
Meadow garden


North American Distribution


blue vervain - Verbena hastata from Native Plant Trust
blue vervain - Verbena hastata from Native Plant Trust